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 ValueRemarks
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4William Duffin1500  328.5
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4Polly Middleton700  175.2
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4Minty Middleton1000  575.6
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4Winny Woates800  131.4
May 8, 1862104Dickerson Nailor1Nace Pitts1000  219
May 8, 1862105Elizabeth E. Cassel,
Administrator
2Milly Jourdan250  87.6
May 8, 1862105Elizabeth E. Cassel,
Administrator
2James Dorsey250  131.4
May 8, 1862106Coleby Young and Sarah A.
his wife
1James Newman1200  438
May 8, 1862107Christian Larner2Martha Marshal400  32.85
May 8, 1862107Christian Larner2Ellen Marshal600  109.5

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