New Haven July 20th 1803
I take this opportunity to render you my sincere thanks for the favour of those books which you left for my peruaal.
I have made some progress in reading them and think I have reason to hope, that I have acquired from them some Divine Instruction. Doubts however yet remain on my mind & I do not think that I have sufficient grounds for renouncing my present mode of thinking. I am yet willing and desire to receive every instruction & "to know the truth as it is in Jesus."
I was very sorry that I could not have the pleasure of seeing and conversing with you when you were last at New Haven.
There is some probability that after commencement I shall pass through Hartford on a journey into Massachusetts. If I should & intend to call on you & return the borrowed books. Yours etc Thomas Darling