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, 1862108John T. Kelley1William Jones450  109.5
May 8, 1862109Thomas A. King1Rebecca600  219
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Mona Compton500  175.2
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Henry Compton1500  525.6
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7William Compton1400  569.4
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Lizzie Compton1000  481.8
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Eugene Compton1000.00 (Eugene and
Clarence)
  284.7
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Clarence Compton   306.6
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Marlborough Wilson300  219
May 8, 1862111John P. Pepper2Sarah Ross300  87.6

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