To John Tayloe
Decr. 4. 
I have just rec’d yours of Decr 1. & inclose the proxy paper signed. I have hitherto been content to let my little interest in the Steam boat be decided without my participation, & shd. have been so on this occasion.
Draft (DLC). Written below postscript of Tayloe to JM, 1 Dec. 1820, where it is marked “Decr. 4. Answer.”