Constitution of the State of New York 1777, stated:
"The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever hereafter be allowed, within this State, to all mankind: Provided, that the liberty of conscience, hereby granted, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness." - 1777. Davis v. Beason, 133 U.S. 333, 341-343, 348 (1890). David Barton, The Myth of Separation (Aledo, TX: WallBuilder Press, 1991), p. 68.
Preamble of the Constitution of the State of New York 1846, reads:
"We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom: in order to secure its blessings, do establish this Constitution." - 1846, Preamble of the Constitution of New York. Tim LaHaye, Faith of Our Founding Fathers (Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1987), p. 93. Benjamin Weiss, God in American History: A Documentation of America's Religious Heritage (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1966), p. 155. Gary DeMar, The Untold Story (Atlanta, GA: American Vision, Inc., 1993), p. 66.