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Cases in law: wherein justices of peace have a jurisdiction, as well by their commission, as by Act of Parliament, ... from Edward the Third's time to this day: as they are reported in the year-books, and all the other reports down to this time. With the addition of some modern cases, ... Being the second part of The justice of peace's companion by Samuel Blackerby

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 practice of the spiritual or ecclesiastical courts to which is added a brief discourse of the structure and manner of forming the libel or declaration by Henry Consett

Pleas of the crown In two parts. Or, a methodical summary of the principal matters relating to that subject. With several hundred references, never before printed, to the ancient and modern books of the law. And likewise three other treatises by Sir Matthew Hale; viz. of sheriffs accompts, trial of witches, and provisions for the poor. By Sir Matthew Hale, ... Second part being a continuation of the pleas of the crown, ... by Sir Matthew Hale

[Legal notebook and account book] by James Morris

The exact pleader: a book of entries of choice, select and special pleadings in the Court of Kings-Bench in the reign of His present Majesty King Charles II : with the method of proceeding in all manner of actions in the same court by Andrew Vidian

Les reports des cases en ley en le cinque an du Roy Edward le Quart. : communement appelle Long quinto by Sir Robert Brooke

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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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