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Lex testamentaria; or The law and customs of England, as well before the statute of Henry VIII. as since, concerning last wills and testaments. In which are collected, all the judgments and resolutions dispersed in the year-books, and all other reports both in law and equity, what estates in fee, in tail, for life or years, have been created by wills either expressly or by implication ... by William Nelson

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

Lex mercatoria : or, The merchant's companion : containing all the laws and statutes relating to merchandize : wherein our trade with foreign nations, and trade in general amongst our selves, with what belongs to particular companies, and all maritime affairs, in the way of traffick, are illustrated and concisely treated of ... : with an introduction, setting forth the laws of nature and of nations, dominion of the sea, &c. : some curious and useful history, and variety of special cases ... by Giles Jacob

Les reports du treserudite Edmund Anderson, chivalier, nadgairs, seigniour chief justice del Common-bank. Des mults principals cases argues & adjuges en le temps del jadis roign Elizabeth cibien en le Common-bank come devant touts les juges de cest roialme by Sir Edmund Anderson

Cases in Parliament, resolved and adjudged, upon petitions, and writs of error by Sir Bartholomew Shower

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 reports of that late reverend and learned judge, Thomas Owen Esquire one of the justices of the Common pleas : wherein are many choice cases, most of them throughly argued by the learned serjeants, and after argued and resolved by the grave judges of those times : with many cases wherein the differences in the year-books are reconciled and explained : with two exact alphabeticall tables, the one of the cases, and the other of the principal matters therein contained by Thomas Owen

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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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