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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Harry Barber900  394.2
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Charles N. Ambush900  358.4
May 15, 1862242Elizabeth Buckhead8Clarissa Forrest900  219
May 16, 1862254William P. Trowbridge1Frank Ingersoll900  306.6
May 16, 1862268Mary A. Paine6Amelia Lyles900  438
May 18, 1862277Margaret Conaley1Mary Helena Payne900  350.6
May 18, 1862283William H. Dougal2Catharine Mudd900  394.2
May 18, 1862298Daniel H. Tebbs and
Martha Tebbs, his wife
1Harriet Jones9001000 438
May 20, 1862321William Noell2Lewis Taylor900  394.2
May 20, 1862325Henry S. Holley4Sarah900  394.2

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