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The Lord Chancellor Egerton's observations on the Lord Coke's Reports: particularly in the debate of causes relating to the right of the church; the power of the King's prerogative; the jurisdiction of courts; or, the interest of the subject by Sir Thomas Egerton

Les reports de Sr Henry Yelverton Chevalier et Barrt. jades un des justices del Court de Common Bank : de divers speciall cases en le Court del Bank le Roy : cy bien en le darrein temps del reigne du Roign Elizabeth, come en le premier dix ans del Roy Jaqves by Sir Henry Yelverton

The great historical, geographical, genealogical and poetical dictionary; being a curious miscellany of sacred and prophane history. Containing ... the lives and ... actions of the patriarchs, judges, and kings of the Jews; ... Together with the establishment and progress both of religious and military orders ... As also, the fabulous history of the heathen gods and heroes. The description of empires ... The whole being full of remarks ... by Louis Moréri

A journal of the votes of the General assembly of Her Majesties colony of New-York in America by New York General Assembly

The pleadings, arguments, and other proceedings in the Court of Kings-Bench upon the quo warranto touching the charter of the city of London with the judgement entred thereupon

Registrum brevium tam originalium, quam judicialium correctum & emendatum ad vetus exemplar manuscriptum, cujus beneficio à multis erroribus purgatum ad usus quibus inservit redditur accommodatius : unà cum libro consultissimi Viri Simonis Theloall, cui titulus Le digest des briefs originals ... : in omnibus multò quam antea correctior & emendatior cum tabulis materiarum by Simon Theloall

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

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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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