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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26George Beall200  65.7
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Cealia Beall1000  525.6
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Ida Beall100  43.8
May 18, 1862276Ann M. Forrest1Frederick Hepburn800  306.6
May 27, 1862472Ann M. Hill2Mary Fletcher800  131.4
May 27, 1862472Ann M. Hill2Louisa Hawkins800  525.6
July 15, 1862952Ann M. Washington2Eliza Tippens$2,000.00 for both  284.7
July 15, 1862952Ann M. Washington2Ludwell Garnett$2,000.00 for both  613.2
May 13, 1862207Ann M. Wood3Jane Webb500  109.5
May 13, 1862207Ann M. Wood3Nancy Reed500  175.2

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