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 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Ellen Magruder6500.00 for the group  131.4
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Betty Bender6500.00 for the group  481.8
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Martha Singleton6500.00 for the group  503.7
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Clara Singleton6500.00 for the group  65.7
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8James Tilghman6500.00 for the group  350.4
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Charles Tilghman6500.00 for the group  372.3
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Michael Parr6500.00 for the group  21.9
May 13, 1862210Harriet Smith8Robert Tyler1500  569.4
May 13, 1862210Harriet Smith8Charles Mathews1500  569.4
May 13, 1862210Harriet Smith8Sarah Mathews1000  350.4

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