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Tables to the modern printed presidents of pleadings writs, and returns of writs, &c. at the common law. Being a continuation from Mr. Townsend's Tables down to this time. To which are added the parts of pleadings; and the issues joined in several actions by James Cornwall

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

The law of ejectments : shewing the nature of ejectione firme, the difference between it and trespass, and how to be brought or removed where the lands lie in franchises ... as also, who are good witnesses or not in the trial on ejectment, and what shall be allowed good evidence or not ... together with the learning of special verdicts at large, relating to titles of land and estates, in several rules : and of judgments, with their several forms of entries in special cases ; and of habere facias ...

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

Brevia Parliamentaria rediviva in XIII sections : conteining several catalogues of the numbers, dates of all bundles of original writs of summons and elections newly found or formerly extant in the Tower of London during the reigns of King Edw. by William Prynne

The laws, of Her Majesties colony of New-York, as they were enacted by the Governour, Council and General Assembly, for the time being, in divers sessions, the first of which began April the 9th, annoq. Dom. 1691 by New York General Assembly

Lex vadiorum The law of mortgages. Wherein is treated the nature of mortgages, and the several sorts of proviso's in the same deed, or by deed absolute; ... Likewise of the payments of the mortgage-money, ... Also of assignments of mortgages; ... And further, of the equity of redemption, ... To which are added several cases of pawns ... by Samuel Carter

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TagsLaw (100), British Law (84), Reports (43), Pleadings (12), Session Laws (11), New York (10), Court of King's Bench (9), Case Law (7), Writs (7), Court of Common Pleas (6) — see all tags

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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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