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
June 17, 1862710William B. Robertson1Lewis Cammel$1,150.00   788.4
May 21, 1862349William B. Magruder,
Montgomery Co., Md.
1Mary Ellen Campbell1000  525.6
May 18, 1862292William B. Lacy1John Ringgold1000  350.4
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Ben Taylor1500  591.3
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7John Taylor1500  569.4
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Sam Reynold1500  262.8
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Nancy1000  438
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Bill, Nancy's son400  131.4
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Susan, Nancy's daughter200  43.8
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Charles500  No value

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