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
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 22, 1862394Catyarina Miller, Thomas
W. Miller, Francis
Miller, George Miller,
Henry Miller, Eliza
Miller, and J. H. Hood
(H. Millers W. &
heirs
6Charles Barton   
May 22, 1862394Catyarina Miller, Thomas
W. Miller, Francis
Miller, George Miller,
Henry Miller, Eliza
Miller, and J. H. Hood
(H. Millers W. &
heirs
6Elizabeth Barton 613.2 
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Charlotte21.9  
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Peter1200  
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13Adelaide Nash700  
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13Male Infant21.9  
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Irene Holmes1000  
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Thomas Holmes500  
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Wesley Holmes1200  
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Jefferson Holmes300  

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