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Les reports des cases contenus in les ans vingt premier, & apres en temps du Roy Henry le VI. : communement appelles, The second part of Henry the Sixth by Sir Robert Brooke

The law of corporations : containing the laws and customs of all the corporations and inferior courts of record in England : treating of the essentials of, and incidents to, a corporation : of mayors, bailiffs, serjeants, &c. and their executing process : conusance of pleas ... : together with the stiles and titles of most corporations in England

Tables to the modern printed presidents of pleadings writs, and returns of writs, &c. at the common law. Being a continuation from Mr. Townsend's Tables down to this time. To which are added the parts of pleadings; and the issues joined in several actions by James Cornwall

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

Pomona, or An appendix concerning fruit-trees, in relation to cider, the making, and several ways of ordering it by John Evelyn

A report of divers cases in pleas of the crown, adjudged and determined in the reign of the late King Charles II with directions for justices of the peace and others by John Sir Kelyng

Reports and cases of law: argued and adjudged in the courts at Westminster, in the times of the late Queen Elizabeth and King James by William Leonard

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TagsLaw (100), British Law (84), Reports (43), Pleadings (12), Session Laws (11), New York (10), Court of King's Bench (9), Case Law (7), Writs (7), Court of Common Pleas (6) — see all tags

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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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