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

The laws, of Her Majesties colony of New-York, as they were enacted by the Governour, Council and General Assembly, for the time being, in divers sessions, the first of which began April the 9th, annoq. Dom. 1691 by New York General Assembly

A letter from a gentleman of New-Brunswick, to his friend in Elizabeth-Town: on the first point in controversy between the proprietors and Elizabeth-Town. : New-Brunswick, August 31, 1752 by A. B.

The practice of the spiritual or ecclesiastical courts to which is added a brief discourse of the structure and manner of forming the libel or declaration by Henry Consett

A philosophical discourse of earth, relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, &c. as it was presented to the Royal Society, April 29, 1675 by John Evelyn

Acts of Assembly, passed in the province of New-York from 1691, to 1718 by New York General Assembly

An answer to a bill in the Chancery of New-Jersey, at the suit of John Earl of Stair, and others, commonly called Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New-Jersey, against Benjamin Bond, and others claiming under the original proprietors and associates of Elizabeth-Town : to which is added, nothing either of the publications of the Council of Proprietors of East New-Jersey, or of the pretences of the rioters, and their seducers, except so far as the persons meant by rioters, pretend title against ...

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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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