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An Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing fees... in Council, this 19th Day of October in the Ninth year of Her Majesty's Reign, Annous Domini 1710 by New York Council

Un livre des entries: contenant auxi un report des resolutions del court ... surdant (pur la plupart) en le court de Common-Bank, enter le 34. an del Roy Charles le Second, & le 2 an del raigne de sa present Majesty, la roigne Anne by Sir Edward Lutwyche

The reports of several cases argued and adjudged in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster : with some special cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas and Exchequer : in the I, II, III, IV, and V years of His present Majesty King George II. : with two tables, the one of the names of the cases, the other of the principal matters therein contained by John Fitz-Gibbons

Les Reports des divers select matters & resolutions des reverend judges & sages del ley. Touchant & concernant mults principal points occurrent estre debate per eux: En le several reignes de les treshault & excellent princes, le Roys Hen. 8 & Edw. 6. & le Roignes Mar. & Eliz by Sir James Dyer

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 reports of that reverend and learned judge, Sir Richard Hutton Knight sometimes one of the judges of the common pleas : containing many choice cases, judgments, and resolutions in points of law in the severall raignes of King James and King Charles by Sir Richard Hutton

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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