New York State Legislature
State: New York
As stipulated in the New York State Constitution of 1777 and subsequent revisions, the New York State Legislature is a bicameral body consisting of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. It was located at Fishkill, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and New York City until 1797, when it moved permanently to Albany.
NY. Const. of 1777, art. II; NY. Const. of 1821, art. I, § 1; NY. Const. of 1846, art. III, § 1; "New York State: An Introduction," Encyclopedia of New York State, ed. by Peter Eisenstadt and Laura-Eve Moss (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2006), xxii; William P. McDermott, "Dutchess County," Encyclopedia of New York State, 481; Stefan Bielinski, "Albany," Encyclopedia of New York State, 42.