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 13, 1862190Fielder Magruder6Maria Williams200200 87.6
May 13, 1862206William H. Temms2Aloysius Johnson100  87.6
May 14, 1862213Benjamin P. Smith7John Henry250  87.6
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Joseph Davis300  87.6
May 15, 1862240Nelson Conrad, Justice
for his infant children
3Mary Lucy Beson250  87.6
May 15, 1862241George Mattingley10Henry Bronson250  87.6
May 15, 1862244Quintin Barker6EmelineAll valued at 2000.00  87.6
May 16, 1862264William T. Duval, Robert
L. Adamson (trustees)
3Sarah A. M. Tyler200  87.6
May 16, 1862269Nicholas Callan1Milley Anderson500  87.6
May 18, 1862284Anne Blanchard2Rachel Jackson300  87.6

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