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Maxims of equity : collected from and proved by cases, out of the books of the best authority in the High Court of Chancery: to which is added the case of the Earl of Coventry, concerning the defective execution of powers : lately adjudged in the High Court of Chancery by Richard Francis

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 practick part of the law: shewing the office of an attorney, and a guide for solicitors in all the courts of Westminster: viz, the courts of Chancery, King's-bench, Common pleas, and Exchequer, with the manner of their proceedings in any action, real, personal or mix'd, from the original to the execution

The reports of the most learned Sir Edmund Saunders knt. late lord chief justice of the King's Bench, of several pleadings and cases in the Court of King's Bench, in the time of the reign of His Most Excellent Majesty King Charles the Second : in two valumes : with three tables by Sir Edmund Saunders

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

Titles of honor. By the late famous and learned antiquary John Selden of the Inner Temple, Esquire by John Selden

Lex vadiorum The law of mortgages. Wherein is treated the nature of mortgages, and the several sorts of proviso's in the same deed, or by deed absolute; ... Likewise of the payments of the mortgage-money, ... Also of assignments of mortgages; ... And further, of the equity of redemption, ... To which are added several cases of pawns ... by Samuel Carter

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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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