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Leges anglo-saxonicae ecclesiasticae & civiles : Accedunt leges Edvardi latinae, Guilielmi Conquestoris gallo-normannicae, et Henrici I. latinae. Subjungitur domini Henr. Spelmanni Codex legum veterum statutorum regni angliae, quae ab ingressu Guilielm I. usque ad annum nonum Henr. III edita sunt. Toti operi praemittitur Dissertation epistolaris admodum reverendi domini Guilielmi Nicolsoni ... de jure feudali veterum saxonum by Sir Henry Spelman

L'authoritie et iurisdiction des courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: nouelment collect & compose by Richard Crompton

Le premier [-second] part de les reports del' cases en ley que furent argues en le temps de le tres haut & puissant prince roy Edward le Tierce. Ore nouvelment imprimes, corriges & amendes, avec les notations & references a l'abregement de l'tres reverend & tres sages juges de cest royaulme, Brook & Fitzherbert

Reports and cases of law: argued and adjudged in the courts at Westminster, in the times of the late Queen Elizabeth and King James by William Leonard

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

Modern entries, being a collection of select pleadings in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, viz. declarations, pleas in abatement and in bar, replications, rejoinders, &c. demurrers, issues, verdicts, judgments, forms of making up records of nisi prius, and entring of judgments, &c. in most actions : as also special assignments of errors, and writs and proceedings thereupon, both in the said courts and in Parliament : with the method of suing to and reversing outlawries by writ ... by John Lilly

Acts passed by the General Assembly of the colony of New-York, in June and July, 1714. in the 13th year of Her Majesties reign by New York General Assembly

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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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