Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-1863

An Act of April 16, 1862 (12 Stat. 376) abolished slavery in the District of Columbia. Under Section 3 of the Act, the President was authorized to appoint a board of three commissioners, who were residents of the District, to examine petitions for compensation from former owners of freed slaves in the District.

An Act of July 12, 1862 (12 Stat. 538), provided that petitions could be received from slaves whose owners had not presented petition for compensation.

Here is a list of the record of petitions filed under the Act of April 16, 1862, dated April 29 - July 15, 1862 showing the date the petition was filed, the number of the petition, name of petitioner, names of slaves, and value of slaves as claimed in the petition.

Final Report of the Board of Commissioners


3101 records found
  (Total records:3101)
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records per page
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862902Abraham F. Kimmel and A.
Thomas Bradley, Trustee
5Daisey, Rose Cartwright's
daughter
$3,000.00 for all 5  153.3
July 5, 1862902Abraham F. Kimmel and A.
Thomas Bradley, Trustee
5Infant, Rose Cartwright's
child
$3,000.00 for all 5  21.9
May 22, 1862390Absalom Brown1Ned Howard1500  657
May 14, 1862214Achsey Dorsey1Georgiana Bacon360  109.5
June 2, 1862592Adam G. Herold for
daughter Alice King
Herold
1Charlotte Cambell450  262.8
May 27, 1862490Adelaide Wilson2Charles Ferguson1500  525.6
May 27, 1862490Adelaide Wilson2Harriet Thomas500  438
July 5, 1862927Alanson Morehouse2Mary$900.00   525.6
July 5, 1862927Alanson Morehouse2Richard Thomas$1,000.00   564.4
July 15, 1862962Albert B. Berry by
Benjamin Berry, Benjamin
Berry
3Maria Lee$1,200.00   438

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