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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

Thomae Cragii de Riccartoun ... Jus feudale, tribus libris comprehensum, quod, praeter jus commune longobardicum, feudales Angliae Scotiaeque consuetudines complectitur : opus in Germania dudum desideratum : accessit huic editioni summaria terminorum peregrinorum explicatio alphabetico ordine digesta by Sir Thomas Craig

Le premier [-second] part de les reports del' cases en ley que furent argues en le temps de le tres haut & puissant prince roy Edward le Tierce. Ore nouvelment imprimes, corriges & amendes, avec les notations & references a l'abregement de l'tres reverend & tres sages juges de cest royaulme, Brook & Fitzherbert

The reports and arguments of that learned judge, Sir John Vaughan, kt. late lord chief justice of the Court of Common-Pleas, being all of them special cases : and many wherein he pronounced the resolution of the whole Court of Common-Pleas, at the time he was Chief Justice there by Sir John Vaughan

Reports of divers resolutions in law, arising upon cases in the Court of Wards, and other courts at Westminster, in the reigns of the late kings, King James and King Charles by Earl James Ley of Marlborough

The reports of that reverend and learned Judge, the Right Honourable Sr. Henry Hobart Knight and Baronet, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Common Pleas, and Chancellor to both Their Highnesses Henry and Charles, Princes of Wales by Henry Hobart

The laws concerning travelling, &c viz. 1. robbery, 2. of such accidents as the traveller is liable to upon the road, 3. what satisfaction he shall have where he suffers by bad ways ... 4. of land-carriage ... 5. of innkeepers ... 6. of water-carriage ... 7. of negotiating bills of exchange, 8. of the currency of money, 9. of the laws for regulating hackney-coaches

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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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Member sinceDec 16, 2008

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