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The second part of the reports of Sir George Croke knight, late one of the justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, and formerly one of the justices of the Court of Common-Bench, of such select cases, as were adjudged in the said courts, during the whole reign of the late King James collected and written in French by himself ; revised and published in English by Sir Harebotle Grimston by Sir George Croke

An exact table of fees of all the courts at Westminster, as they were delivered in Parliament by the persons following

Titles of honor. By the late famous and learned antiquary John Selden of the Inner Temple, Esquire by John Selden

Les reports de Sir William Jones, chevalier, jades un des justices del' Banck le roy, et devant un des justices del' Court de common-banck et devant capital justice d'Ireland de divers special cases cy bien in le Court de banck le roy, come le Common-banck in Angleterre : cy bien en le darreign temps del' reign de roy Jaques, come en l'anns de roy Charles I : queux fueront adjudge en les dits courts en le temps en que il fuit judge en ceux by Sir William Jones

The reports of Sir Bartholomew Shower, knt. of cases adjudg'd in the Court of King's Bench, in the reign of His Late Majesty King William III. with several learned arguments by Sir Bartholomew Shower

Registrum brevium tam originalium, quam judicialium correctum & emendatum ad vetus exemplar manuscriptum, cujus beneficio à multis erroribus purgatum ad usus quibus inservit redditur accommodatius : unà cum libro consultissimi Viri Simonis Theloall, cui titulus Le digest des briefs originals ... : in omnibus multò quam antea correctior & emendatior cum tabulis materiarum by Simon Theloall

The ancient, legal, fundamental, and necessary rights of courts of justice, in their writs of capias, arrests, and process of outlary [sic] : and the illegality, many mischiefs, and inconveniences, which may arrive to the people of England, by the proposals tendred to His Majesty, and the High Court of Parliament, for the abolishing of that old and better way, and method of justice, and the establishing of a new, by peremptory summons and citations in actions of debt by Fabian Philipps

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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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