Very warm day although not quite so oppressive as it had been from the presence of some light, flying clouds which settled into a thunder storm, in the afternoon. I went to town accompanied by Mr. Brooks. No accounts from Washington. My time was passed at the office and in commissions part of which carried me to my house. A terribly warm walk. Took up a new book upon Political Economy I found in my office but could not read much of it. On the whole rather easy. Home. Several deaths reported to have taken place. Whately’s Rhetoric and Ovid. Remedy of Love, contains at least one passage of admirable poetry and several of exceedingly pleasing character. Evening, North American Review.