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Les reports de Sir William Jones, chevalier, jades un des justices del' Banck le roy, et devant un des justices del' Court de common-banck et devant capital justice d'Ireland de divers special cases cy bien in le Court de banck le roy, come le Common-banck in Angleterre : cy bien en le darreign temps del' reign de roy Jaques, come en l'anns de roy Charles I : queux fueront adjudge en les dits courts en le temps en que il fuit judge en ceux by Sir William Jones

Les Reports des cases argue & adjudge in le temps del' roy Edward le Second, et auxy memoranda del' Exchequer en temps le Roy Edward le Primer by Sir John Maynard

Jani Vinc. Gravinae jcti. Opera quae extant omnia in tres tomos divisa by Gianvincenzo Gravina

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

Officina brevium select and approved forms of judicial writs, and other process : with their retorns and entries in the Court of Common-Pleas at Westminster : as also special pleadings to writs of scire facias : collected out of many choice manuscripts by several eminent clerks and practicers of the said court

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

Les Reports de Henry Rolle serjeant del'ley, de divers cases en el court del' Banke le Roy : en el temps del' reign de Roy Jacques : colligees par luy mesme & imprimees par l'original by Henry Rolle

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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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