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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Millie Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Cynthia Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862184John Marbury4Henry Morris100150 65.7
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Jerry Gordon50150 65.7
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6Henry Lancaster30001400 613.2
May 18, 1862299Samuel Shreve3William Caesar12001350 591.3
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Richard Williams15001350 591.3
May 13, 1862196Michael R. Combs1James Henry Cole14001300 569.4
May 13, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Richard L. ?Begall15001300 569.4
May 22, 1862391Ellen Pumphrey1Henry Brown14001250 547.5

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