An act for preventing and repelling the hostile incursions of the Indians, at enmity with the inhabitants of this colony.
Hening, William Waller, ed. The Statutes at Large, Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, 1820.
The law of August 29, 1755, which offered bounty for the "killing or destruction" of French-allied Native American males is expanded to offer like rewards to Virginia's Native American allies.
October 29, 1755
I. WHEREAS by an act passed at the former session of this present General Assembly, intituled, An act for, preventing and repelling the hostile incursions of the Indians at enmity with the inhabitants of this colony, it stands enacted, That the sum of tell pounds shall he paid by the treasurer of this colony, out of the public money in his hands, to any person or persons, party or parties, either in the pay of this colony or other inhabitants thereof, for every male Indian enemy, above the age of twelve years, by him or them taken prisoner, killed or destroyed within the limits of this colony, at any time within the space of two years, after the end of the said session of Assembly. And whereas the said act would prove more beneficial in case our friendly Indians had been entitled to the rewards therein mentioned;
II. Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgessess, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the sum of ten pounds shall be likewise paid by the treasurer of this colony, to any Indian or Indians in friendship and amity with the inhabitants of this colony, for every male, Indian enemy, above the age of twelve years, by him or them taken prisoner, killed or destroyed. within the limits of this colony, at any time within the space of one year, after the end of this session of Assembly:
III. Provided, That in case the present hostilities shall cease, within the said one year, and the governor, or commander in chief of this colony, with the advice and consent of the council, shall by proclamation signify the same, and direct the said reward to be discontinued, then the said reward shall immediately after publishing the said proclamation, cease, and be discontinued accordingly. And to entitle our said friendly Indians, to the said reward:
IV. Be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every Indian enemy, so to be taken by our friendly Indians or any of them, shall be delivered to the keeper of the public gaol in the city of Williamsburg, to be by him safely kept, until discharged by the governor, or commander in chief of this colony; and the scalp of every Indian so to be killed or destroyed by our friendly Indians, as aforesaid, shall be produced to the governor, or commander in chief, by the Indian or Indians killing or destroying such Indian enemy, and lie or they shall give sufficient satisfaction of the time and place of his or their taking prisoner, killing or destroying such Indian enemy, to the governor, commander in chief, who is thereupon desired to issue his warrant to the treasurer, for paying the reward aforesaid: And the governor is hereby desired to notify this act to the neighbouring Indians, under the protection of, or in alliance with his majesty, as soon as conveniently may be.