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Liber placitandi. A book of special pleadings: containing precedents of pleas in abatement, declarations, barrs, replications, rejoynders, demurrers, issues, and judgments in the now most common and ordinary actions ... : also the forms of entries in writs of error, utlaries, general issues, and judgments intended for the benefit of the students of the common law and for the use of practising clerks and attorneys : together with a table

A collection of select and modern entries of declarations, pleadings, issues, verdicts, judgements, &c. Referring to the cases in Sir Creswell Levinz's Reports; the judgment of the Court being added to each president [sic]. ... Written by the said Sir Creswell Levinz. Also some entries in the 10th, 11th and 12th years of the reign of the late king William III by Sir Creswell Levinz

Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions as it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October MDCLXII, upon occasion of certain queries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers, and commissioners of the Navy ... by John Evelyn

Glossarium archaiologicum : continens latino-barbara, peregrina, obsoleta, & novatae significationis vocabula; quæ post labefactatas a Gothis, Vandalisque res europæas, in ecclesiasticis, profanisque scriptoribus; variarum item gentium legibus antiquis municipalibus, chartis, & formulis occurrunt. Scholiis & commentariis illustrata: in quibus prisci ritus quam-plurimi, magistratus, dignitates, munera, officia, mores, leges ipsa, & consuetudines enarrantur by Sir Henry Spelman

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

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

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

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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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