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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 21, 1862339John G. Stone1William600  372.3
May 21, 1862340Anna E. Stone1Clara Adely600  481.8
May 21, 1862344Julia Fenwick1Mary Hamilton800  481.8
May 21, 1862347Enoch F. Tell1Jane Turner Campbell500  153.8
May 21, 1862349William B. Magruder,
Montgomery Co., Md.
1Mary Ellen Campbell1000  525.6
May 21, 1862350Peter Wood Senr.1Benjamin Dorsey500  219
May 21, 1862351M. Alice Shultze1Orpheus Countee1200  569.4
May 21, 1862354John T. Sullivan1Margaret Brooks500  175.2
May 22, 1862359Henry M. Morris1Bosquet Henry Shorter900  306.6
May 22, 1862360Henry Cost1Fanny800  284.7

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