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Reports d'ascuns cases (qui ont evenus aux temps du roy Henry le Septiême de tres heureuse memoire, & du tres illustre roy Henry le Huitiesme, & ne sont comprises deins les livres des terms & ans demesmes les roys) by Robert Keilway

Cases in law: wherein justices of peace have a jurisdiction, as well by their commission, as by Act of Parliament, ... from Edward the Third's time to this day: as they are reported in the year-books, and all the other reports down to this time. With the addition of some modern cases, ... Being the second part of The justice of peace's companion by Samuel Blackerby

The tryal of Thomas earl of Macclesfield, in the House of peers, for high crimes and misdemeanors; upon an impeachment by the knights citizens and burgesses in Parliament assembled, in the name of themselves and of all the commons of Great-Britain. Begun the 6th day of May 1725, and from thence continued by several adjournments until the 27th day of the same month by Earl Thomas Parker of Macclesfield

La premiere part des ans du roy Henry le VI. Or nouvellement perusee, & corrigee, avec les marginal' notes. Et une profitable table annexee a ceo

Acts of Assembly passed in the island of Barbadoes, from 1648 to 1718 by Barbados Assembly

A treatise of trover and conversion or the law of actions on the case for torts and wrongs; wherein all the cases concerning such actions, are digested under their proper heads. ... To which is added, several select precedents

Le Livre des assises et pleas del' corone moves & dependants devant les justices sibien en lour circuits come aylours, en temps du roy Edward le Tiers : avec une table des principal's matter's des pleas del' corone by John Rastell

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About meLewis Morris III (8 April 1726 - 22 January 1798), New York landowner, lawyer, and statesman. Morris, a 1746 graduate of Yale, engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1760, when he was appointed a judge in the Court of Admiralty, a post he held until 1774. Morris served in the New York provincial convention in April 1775 at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, and as a delegate to the Continental Congress 1775-1777 (in which capacity he signed the Declaration of Independence). He held several state and local positions during and after the Revolution, including service as a state senator 1777-1781 and 1784-1788. Morris was a member of the first New York Board of Regents, serving from 1784 until his death. He also sat as a delegate to the state convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788.

Morris' library includes many books inscribed or signed by Lewis Morris I (15 October 1671 - 21 May 1746), the grandfather of our subject. Lewis Morris I served in the colonial governments of New Jersey and New York, including as governor of New Jersey beginning in 1738 until his death.

About my libraryMorris' library, of law books, is now at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. The collection can be browsed through their online catalog here. Their call numbers for the books are included in the Comments field for each record.

The collection was donated to the Yale Law Library in 1960 by three of Lewis Morris' descendents: A. Newbold Morris (Yale Law School Class of 1928), Stephanus Van Cortlandt Morris, and George L. Kingsland Morris.

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Member sinceDec 16, 2008

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