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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862950Andrew P. Hoover2Margaret Allen$1,000.00   394.2
July 15, 1862966Cornelia Baldwin1Milly Naughton$1,000.00   No proof
July 5, 1862871Catharine Chisholm2Caroline Scott$1,000.00 for both  219
July 5, 1862871Catharine Chisholm2Elizabeth Scott$1,000.00 for both  262.8
July 5, 1862860John H. Smart4Sophy Hawkins$1,000.00 for Sophy and
her son.
  175.2
July 5, 1862860John H. Smart4Dick, her son$1,000.00 for Sophy and
her son.
  131.4
June 17, 1862707Martha A. Linton8Cornelia Jones$1,050.00   569.4
June 30, 1862802Thomas Blogden3Charles Bell$1,080.00 for all 3  219
June 30, 1862802Thomas Blogden3Walter Boyd$1,080.00 for all 3  131.4
June 30, 1862802Thomas Blogden3John Boyd$1,080.00 for all 3  131.4

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