Letter from John Wesley to Mary (Molly) Wesley, January 7, 1756
John Wesley married Mary Goldhawk Vazeille (1710–1781), the widow of a London merchant, in February of 1751. The tone of this letter, written shortly before their fifth anniversary, is more business-like than loving. This may be an accurate reflection of the nature of their marriage.
When I saw you, my dear, I did not expect to have so large a demand made so suddenly upon me. I shall be puzzled to answer it without coming to town on purpose which I am unwilling to do before I have finished the Address.