Letter to Miss Ford, c. 1770-80
Wesley made many journeys on horseback, a fact that is well known. It is a lesser known fact that John Wesley also owned a carriage in later life. In this letter he writes: 'I am quite disappointed. My Chaise is gone to be painted. It will require a week or two to dry. So that I can’t have the pleasure I proposed to myself in carrying you to Bow. Your Company will always be agreeable to…'
This undated note to a lady friend, Miss Nancy Ford, likely dates to the 1770s. No doubt perfectly innocent, it was letters and notes like this one which contributed to the difficulties John and Mary (‘Molly’) Vazeille were experiencing in their marriage. Molly and John separated permanently in 1771.