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
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Mary Jane Dorsey$1,000.00   240.9
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Henry Dorsey$1,500.00   525.6
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Charles Dorsey$1,300.00   525.6
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Susanna Dorsey$1,100.00   503.7
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Francis Dorsey$1,200.00   459.9
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10John Gustavus Dorsey$1,200.00   284.7
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Thomas Waters$300.00   87.6
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Aaron Edmonson$500.00   109.5
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Vachel Henry Edmonson$800.00   219
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Phebe Edmonson$500.00   109.5

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