The governor of Virginia Nullifies the Quebec act.
The attempt to extend the jurisdiction of Quebec to
Chap. XV.} 1774. the Ohio river had no sanction in English history, and was resisted by the older colonies, especially by Virginia.
The interest of the crown offices in the adjacavenue to the West, became a scene of con-
Chap. XV.} 1774. fusion.
The territory north and west of the Ohio, belonged by act of parliament to the province of Quebec; yet Dunmore professed to conduct the government and grant the lands on the Scioto, the Wabash and the Illinois.
South of the Ohio river Franklin's inchoate provte people changed to confidence, and the Virginian army, appearing as umpire in the valley of the Scioto, nullified the statute which extended the jurisdiction of Quebec to the Ohio.
The western Virginians, moreover, halting at Fort
Nov. 5. Gower on the north of the Ohio, on the fifth of November, took their part in considerin