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
May 28, 1862521Ann Carroll2William Rosier1500.00 for both  175.2
May 18, 1862291Ann Coseene Adams, Ann
Needam, William B. Lacy
(heirs of John Coseene)
4Eliza Abbott1000  350.4
May 18, 1862291Ann Coseene Adams, Ann
Needam, William B. Lacy
(heirs of John Coseene)
4Lucy600  398.5
May 18, 1862291Ann Coseene Adams, Ann
Needam, William B. Lacy
(heirs of John Coseene)
4Hanson400  7.6
May 18, 1862291Ann Coseene Adams, Ann
Needam, William B. Lacy
(heirs of John Coseene)
4Eliza700  350.4
June 4, 1862624Ann E. and William H.
West
1Emma Bower1000  438
July 15, 1862955Ann E. Jones1Magdelene$700.00   306.6
May 13, 1862148Ann E. Newton2Mary Lee1200.00 for both  197.1
May 13, 1862148Ann E. Newton2Louisa Cook1200.00 for both  394.2
May 6, 186247Ann E. Robertson1Henry Burges1000  481.8

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