An act for appointing Commissioners to meet with Commissioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legislatures of the Neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general plan for regulation of the Indian trade.
Hening, William Waller, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1820.
With regulation of Indian trade given over to the colonies, Virginia appoints her commissioners.
NOVEMBER 10, 1769
I. WHEREAS his majessty has been graciously pleased to direct that the regulations of the Indian trade for the future shall be committed to the care and management of the colonies: and whereas it is conceived, that the good purposes thereby intended cannot be fully answered, without the co-operation of the several legislatures of the neighbouring colonies concerned therein: for obtaining whereof, Be it enacted, by the Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is herby enacted, by the authority of the same, That Richard Bland, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Walker, esquires, be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners on the part of the colony of Virginia, and fully authorized and impowered to meet and confer with such commissioners as are, or shall be, appointed by the several legislatures of the colonies of Quebec, New-York, New jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the three lower counties of Delaware, to agree on a general plan for the regulation of the Indian trade.
II. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners for the colony of Virginia, or such of them as shall meet the commissioners appointed, or to be appointed, for the said neighbouring colonies, shall, with all convenient speed, after such meeting, or meetings, make full and perfect report, or reports, of such regulations or plan as they shall agree upon, in conjunction with such other commissioners as are, or may be, appointed by the legislatures of the said neighbouring colonies, to the governor and Assembly of this dominion, for the time being, in order that a proper law or laws may be passed, if the said report or reports shall be by them approved.
III. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That provision shall be made for paying the reasonable expences which shall accrue on the part of this colony, in performance of the service aforesaid, when the amount thereof shall be known, by some future act or acts of Assembly, to be passed for that purpose.