I am afraid I got lost between what you were trying to say and what the content of the letter was.I did discern the name J. W. Lasley.James Wilson Lasley was my distant grandfather.I don't know if the person referred to is is the same person as my James.I think that there is a Virginia connection but I don't have anything to substantiate that.
Joseph Lasley born about 1798 in Stokes, North Carolina Wife: Nancy Gentry born October 5, 1798 in Stokes, North Carolina
Son: James Wilson Lasley born about 1826 in Stokes County,North Carolina Wife: Dica Stogsdill born in Pulaski County, Tennessee
Son: Joseph Gibson Lasley born in Pulaski County, Tennessee Wife: Iva Walters
Most of the Lasley men were ministers.
I would certainly like to match up some of your information with my family.Sure sounds like these people are realted.