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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

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

The reports and arguments of that learned judge, Sir John Vaughan, kt. late lord chief justice of the Court of Common-Pleas, being all of them special cases : and many wherein he pronounced the resolution of the whole Court of Common-Pleas, at the time he was Chief Justice there by Sir John Vaughan

Laws of New-York, from the year 1691 to 1751, inclusive : published according to an act of the General Assembly by New York General Assembly

The laws of Jamaica passed by the Assembly and confirmed by His Majesty in Council, April 17, 1684 : to which is added, The state of Jamaica as it is now under the government of Sir Thomas Lynch : with a large mapp of the island by Jamaica Assembly

Kalendarium Hortense: or, the Gardner's almanac, directing what he is to do monthly throughout theyear : And what fruits and flowers are in prime by John Evelyn

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

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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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Member sinceDec 16, 2008

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