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Reports and pleadings of cases in assise, for offices, nusances, lands and tenements, shewing the manner of proceeding in assises of novel disseisin, from the original to the judgment and execution, as well as where the demandant and tenant appear, as where either of them makes default : nothing of this kind being ever before published : with observations on every case, very necessary for all clerks of assise, attorneys, &c. : to which are added, writs of assise, &c. by John Lilly

A treatise of trover and conversion or the law of actions on the case for torts and wrongs; wherein all the cases concerning such actions, are digested under their proper heads. ... To which is added, several select precedents

The laws concerning travelling, &c viz. 1. robbery, 2. of such accidents as the traveller is liable to upon the road, 3. what satisfaction he shall have where he suffers by bad ways ... 4. of land-carriage ... 5. of innkeepers ... 6. of water-carriage ... 7. of negotiating bills of exchange, 8. of the currency of money, 9. of the laws for regulating hackney-coaches

Pleas of the crown In two parts. Or, a methodical summary of the principal matters relating to that subject. With several hundred references, never before printed, to the ancient and modern books of the law. And likewise three other treatises by Sir Matthew Hale; viz. of sheriffs accompts, trial of witches, and provisions for the poor. By Sir Matthew Hale, ... Second part being a continuation of the pleas of the crown, ... by Sir Matthew Hale

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

Les reports des tres honorable Edw. Seigneur Littleton, Baron de Mounslow ... en le courts del Common Banck & Exchequer, en le 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ans del reign de Roy Charles le I by Lord Edward Littleton

Maxims of equity : collected from and proved by cases, out of the books of the best authority in the High Court of Chancery: to which is added the case of the Earl of Coventry, concerning the defective execution of powers : lately adjudged in the High Court of Chancery by Richard Francis

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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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