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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Amelia Scott500  87.6
May 9, 1862135Robert P. Dodge2Harriet Smoot400  87.6
May 9, 1862142Major William B. Stack2Frances Duckett300  87.6
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5James1800.00 for the group  87.6
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5Caroline1800.00 for the group  87.6
May 13, 1862153Peter Von Esson20Malinda Hawkins150  87.6
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Andrew Shorter200  87.6
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Tempe Burgess150200 87.6
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Loretta Lee3200 for the group200 87.6
May 13, 1862181Mary Ann Hale4Alexander Gordon300  87.6

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