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 22, 1862390Absalom Brown1Ned Howard1500  657
May 22, 1862391Ellen Pumphrey1Henry Brown14001250 547.5
May 22, 1862393Richard B. & E. E.
Lloyd
1William300  No value
May 23, 1862395William H. Stewart1Sally Johnson1000  438
May 23, 1862396Waller M. Talbott1Sophia Bateson500  43.8
May 23, 1862397Elizabeth Ann Drone,
guardian, Richard L.
Jones
1Joseph Clarke1000  350.4
May 23, 1862398James Eslin1Jack Smith1500  613.2
May 23, 1862399A. H. Michlin1Margaret Ann Maddox450  98.55
May 23, 1862400Florence Mecklin1John Maddox350  131.4
May 23, 1862401A. Barker1Maria1200  284.7

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