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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 13, 1862201Susanna Munroe2Margaret Ann Wheeler1000  109.5
May 13, 1862207Ann M. Wood3Jane Webb500  109.5
May 14, 1862214Achsey Dorsey1Georgiana Bacon360  109.5
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Harry Barber Jr.737  109.5
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7John Barber400  109.5
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Ellen Virginia Norris200  109.5
May 15, 1862242Elizabeth Buckhead8Richard Peel300  109.5
May 18, 1862275Susan B. Sheriff10Dolly Jackson1000  109.5
May 18, 1862290Jacob Hines5Eliza Jane Robinson250  109.5
May 19, 1862311Mary Peters, Admin. of
Ann L. Washington
4Levi Dorsey, Christina's
son
200  109.5

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