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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186250John M. Williams1Nace Claxton400  87
May 6, 186251Charles Myers2Henrietta Young600  372.3
May 6, 186251Charles Myers2Henry Young600  438
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Wesley Diggs1000  613.2
May 6, 186252John Davidson15John Carter1000  569.4
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Andrew Carter1000  325.6
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Robert Carter600  394.2
May 6, 186252John Davidson15William Carter500  262.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Samuel Green500  219
May 6, 186252John Davidson15John Tilman400  131.4

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