An act for the better support of the contingent charges of government.
Hening, William Waller, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1820.
Section 1 of this law committed 2,000 pounds sterling for surveying the boundary between Virginia and Cherokee territory.
NOVEMBER 10, 1769
I. WHEREAS it hath been judged expedient, in compliance with his majesty's requisition, made to this house of burgesses, in this present session of Assembly, to vote the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds sterling towards defraying the expences of running a line between this colony and the Cherokee country, and moreover to direct an application to be made to his majesty to permit copper money to be imported it to this colony, to the value of two thousand five hundred pounds sterling, and pass for the greater conveniency of change in small payments: Be it therefore enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, this present General Assembly, and it is hereby by the authority of the same, That as soon as his majesty's ultimate resolution shall be known, in regard the boundary to be established between this colony and the Cherokee Indians, Robert Carter Nicholas, or treasurer of this colony, or the treasurer for the time being, appointed by or pursuant to act of assembly, shall, out of the public money in his hands, from time to time, pay to such person or persons as he shall be directed by warrant from the governor or commander in chief for the time being, so much money as shall be necessary to defray the expences of the negociation, and running the line aforesaid, so as the whole sum to be paid on that occasion, doth not exceed the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds sterling.