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Placita Parlamentaria una cum judiciis forensibus sive sententiis diffinitivis desuper latis, regnantibus Edwardo Primo & Edwardo Secundo Angliae Regibus : quibus appendix subjicitur annexa : contines collectionem quorundam exemplarium, sive transcriptorum statutorum, ordinationum, provisionum, inhibitionum, formularum, scriptorum originalium, ex re nata, super variis subjectis emissorum, prohibitionum & proclamationum, una cum confirmatione Magna Charta, & Charta de Forestia : ... by William Ryley

A journal of the votes of the General assembly of Her Majesties colony of New-York in America by New York General Assembly

Brevia Parliamentaria rediviva in XIII sections : conteining several catalogues of the numbers, dates of all bundles of original writs of summons and elections newly found or formerly extant in the Tower of London during the reigns of King Edw. by William Prynne

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

Laws of New-York, from the year 1691 to 1751, inclusive : published according to an act of the General Assembly by New York General Assembly

The Lord Chancellor Egerton's observations on the Lord Coke's Reports: particularly in the debate of causes relating to the right of the church; the power of the King's prerogative; the jurisdiction of courts; or, the interest of the subject by Sir Thomas Egerton

Leges anglo-saxonicae ecclesiasticae & civiles : Accedunt leges Edvardi latinae, Guilielmi Conquestoris gallo-normannicae, et Henrici I. latinae. Subjungitur domini Henr. Spelmanni Codex legum veterum statutorum regni angliae, quae ab ingressu Guilielm I. usque ad annum nonum Henr. III edita sunt. Toti operi praemittitur Dissertation epistolaris admodum reverendi domini Guilielmi Nicolsoni ... de jure feudali veterum saxonum by Sir Henry Spelman

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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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