After the coolest reflections on the matter, this must be allowed, that Britain was too jealous of America, to govern it justly; too ignorant of it, to govern it well; and too distant from it to govern it at all.
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British Headquarters Map of New York, 1782
Created by the British military in 1782 when they controlled New York City during the American Revolution, no other map of Manhattan Island from this era depicts so many natural features in such detail. The natural features include salt marshes, streams, hills, and woods — important obstacles to soldiers as they traveled the island.