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
May 18, 1862296James C. Pickett4FannyAll valued at 2000.00900 394.2
May 18, 1862296James C. Pickett4HannahAll valued at 2000.00900 394.2
May 18, 1862296James C. Pickett4LewellenAll valued at 2000.00500 219
May 18, 1862296James C. Pickett4GeorgeAll valued at 2000.00400 175.2
May 16, 1862250Thomas A. Richards4Ann GrenfulAll valued at 1800.00  438
May 16, 1862250Thomas A. Richards4Henry GrenfulAll valued at 1800.00  262.8
May 16, 1862250Thomas A. Richards4Julia Ann MarshalAll valued at 1800.00  175.7
May 16, 1862250Thomas A. Richards4Henry GreenAll valued at 1800.00  175.7
May 16, 1862260Jebediah Gettings5Margaret E. TaylorAll valued at 1500.00  146.1
May 16, 1862260Jebediah Gettings5Fanny TaylorAll valued at 1500.00  31.9

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