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Henrici de Bracton de Legibus & consuetudinibus Angliæ Libri quinq; in varios tractatus distincti, ad diuersorum et vetustissimorum codicum collationem, ingenti cura, nunc primũ typis vulgati: quorum quid cuiq; insit, proxima pagina demonstrabit by Henry de Bracton

The reports of that reverend and learned judge, Sir Richard Hutton Knight sometimes one of the judges of the common pleas : containing many choice cases, judgments, and resolutions in points of law in the severall raignes of King James and King Charles by Sir Richard Hutton

The law of ejectments : shewing the nature of ejectione firme, the difference between it and trespass, and how to be brought or removed where the lands lie in franchises ... as also, who are good witnesses or not in the trial on ejectment, and what shall be allowed good evidence or not ... together with the learning of special verdicts at large, relating to titles of land and estates, in several rules : and of judgments, with their several forms of entries in special cases ; and of habere facias ...

Les Reports des cases argue & adjudge in le temps del' roy Edward le Second, et auxy memoranda del' Exchequer en temps le Roy Edward le Primer by Sir John Maynard

The practick part of the law: shewing the office of an attorney, and a guide for solicitors in all the courts of Westminster: viz, the courts of Chancery, King's-bench, Common pleas, and Exchequer, with the manner of their proceedings in any action, real, personal or mix'd, from the original to the execution

The reports and arguments of that learned judge, Sir John Vaughan, kt. late lord chief justice of the Court of Common-Pleas, being all of them special cases : and many wherein he pronounced the resolution of the whole Court of Common-Pleas, at the time he was Chief Justice there by Sir John Vaughan

The law of corporations : containing the laws and customs of all the corporations and inferior courts of record in England : treating of the essentials of, and incidents to, a corporation : of mayors, bailiffs, serjeants, &c. and their executing process : conusance of pleas ... : together with the stiles and titles of most corporations in England

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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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