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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

Plusieurs tres-bons cases come ils estoyent adjudgees es trois premiers ans du raign du feu roy Charles le premier en la Court de bank le roy, non encore publiees per aucun autre by John Latch

Tables of all the cases printed in the books of reports, digested under proper heads. To which is added, the names of all the cases in an alphabetical order

Reports in the Court of Kings Bench at Westminster from the XII to the XXX year of the reign of our late Sovereign Lord, King Charles II by Joseph Keble

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

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

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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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