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The law of covenants. A treatise, explaining the nature and rules of the several sorts of covenants

Sylva, or, A discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of timber in His Majesties dominions as it was deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October MDCLXII, upon occasion of certain queries propounded to that illustrious assembly, by the honourable the principal officers, and commissioners of the Navy ... by John Evelyn

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

Registrum brevium tam originalium, quam judicialium correctum & emendatum ad vetus exemplar manuscriptum, cujus beneficio à multis erroribus purgatum ad usus quibus inservit redditur accommodatius : unà cum libro consultissimi Viri Simonis Theloall, cui titulus Le digest des briefs originals ... : in omnibus multò quam antea correctior & emendatior cum tabulis materiarum by Simon Theloall

La premiere part des ans du roy Henry le VI. Or nouvellement perusee, & corrigee, avec les marginal' notes. Et une profitable table annexee a ceo

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

Les reports del cases en ley, que furent argues à quadragesimo ad quinquagesimum annum de tres haut & puissant prince Roy Edward le Tierce by Sir Robert Brooke

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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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