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Acts passed by the General Assembly in the colony of New-York, in July, 1713. in the 12th year of Her Majesties reign by New York General Assembly

The common and statute law of England concerning trials in high-treason, misprision of treason, and in all other crimes and offences relating to the Crown; briefly collected out of the common and statute law-books and trials relating to that subject: ... brought down to this present year 1710 by W. J.

The reports of Sir Peyton Ventris ... : in two parts : the first part containing select cases adjudged in the King's-Bench, in the reign of K. Charles II. with three learned arguments, one in the King's-Bench, by Sir Francis North, when attorney general, and two in the Exchequer, by Sir Matthew Hale, when lord chief baron, with two tables, one of the cases, the other of the principal matters : the second part containing choice cases adjudged in the Common-Pleas, in the reigns of K. Charles II. ... by Sir Peyton Ventris

A complete collection of state-trials and proceedings for high treason, and other crimes and misdemeanours; from the reign of King Richard II. to the end of the reign of King George I. In six volumes. With two alphabetical tables to the whole

Les reports du tres erudite Edmund Saunders ... des divers pleadings et cases en le Court del bank le Roy en le temps del reign sa tres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles le II. ... avec trois tables by Sir Edmund Saunders

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

A treatise of gavelkind both name and thing shewing the true etymologie and derivation of the one, the nature, antiquity, and original of the other : with sundry emergent observations both pleasant and profitable to be known of Kentish-men and others, especially such as are studious, either of the ancient custome, or the common law of this kingdome by William Somner

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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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