Thank you Hugh for that info. I suppose I should visit the Senate house, as I have never
been there. It always seems we look past the attractions in our own neighborhood. Thanks

Hugh Mac Dougall wrote:

>         Before moving definitively to Albany in 1797, the New York State
> Legislature met variously in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Albany, and (after the
> British evacuation) New York City. It is my understanding that this did
> not, at least before 1797, imply that one or other location was the
> "capitol." Kingston became the site of the first Assembly because of the
> British occupation of New York City.