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Encouraging home Industry.

--A bill was reported in the House yesterday to encourage ship building in Virginia. The bill provides that on satisfactory proof that a vessel of 200 tons and upwards (four-fifths of which is owned by resident citizens) has been built in Virginia subsequent to the passage of the act, the First Auditor shall pay the owners $3 per ton, if she be less than 500 tons burden, and $5 per ton, if she be of not less burden than 500 tons. The appropriation for the above object shall not exceed $25,000 per year, and continue for five years.

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