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An Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing fees... in Council, this 19th Day of October in the Ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, Annous Domini 1710 by New York Council

Modern entries, being a collection of select pleadings in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, viz. declarations, pleas in abatement and in bar, replications, rejoinders, &c. demurrers, issues, verdicts, judgments, forms of making up records of nisi prius, and entring of judgments, &c. in most actions : as also special assignments of errors, and writs and proceedings thereupon, both in the said courts and in Parliament : with the method of suing to and reversing outlawries by writ ... by John Lilly

The practice of the spiritual or ecclesiastical courts to which is added a brief discourse of the structure and manner of forming the libel or declaration by Henry Consett

Les Reports des divers select matters & resolutions des reverend judges & sages del ley. Touchant & concernant mults principal points occurrent estre debate per eux: En le several reignes de les treshault & excellent princes, le Roys Hen. 8 & Edw. 6. & le Roignes Mar. & Eliz by Sir James Dyer

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

An answer to a bill in the Chancery of New-Jersey, at the suit of John Earl of Stair, and others, commonly called Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New-Jersey, against Benjamin Bond, and others claiming under the original proprietors and associates of Elizabeth-Town : to which is added, nothing either of the publications of the Council of Proprietors of East New-Jersey, or of the pretences of the rioters, and their seducers, except so far as the persons meant by rioters, pretend title against ...

The reports of Sir Peyton Ventris ... : in two parts : the first part containing select cases adjudged in the King's-Bench, in the reign of K. Charles II. with three learned arguments, one in the King's-Bench, by Sir Francis North, when attorney general, and two in the Exchequer, by Sir Matthew Hale, when lord chief baron, with two tables, one of the cases, the other of the principal matters : the second part containing choice cases adjudged in the Common-Pleas, in the reigns of K. Charles II. ... by Sir Peyton Ventris

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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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