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
July 15, 1862945Thomas F. Barnes2Henry Allen$800.00   153.3
July 15, 1862946Thomas F. Barnes, Trustee
for heirs of Geo. A.
Barnes
1Caesar Butler$500.00   219
July 15, 1862947Robert Dick3Tom$1,500.00   481.8
July 15, 1862947Robert Dick3Mary$800.00   525.6
July 15, 1862947Robert Dick3Barbara$1,000.00   481.8
July 15, 1862948Susan Keene1Adam Lee$1,500.00   569.4
July 15, 1862949Eugene Sweeny2Rose West$1,600.00   350.4
July 15, 1862949Eugene Sweeny2William Henry West$400.00   175.2
July 15, 1862950Andrew P. Hoover2Margaret Allen$1,000.00   394.2
July 15, 1862950Andrew P. Hoover2Addison Allen$700.00   394.2

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