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 22, 1862387Edward H. Edelin14Seelozier9550.00 for all  87.6
May 22, 1862388James M. Torbert5Louisa Commodore30  87.6
May 22, 1862388James M. Torbert5Virginia Comodore150  87.6
May 23, 1862407Catharine Pendell2Mary Wallace250  87.6
May 23, 1862416Ulysses B. Ward4John, Alice's son2550.00 for all  87.6
May 26, 1862418William A. Todd1Jim Dashiell40020020087.6
May 26, 1862437Margaret E. Laurie7Kate Simms300  87.6
May 26, 1862445Henry Newman3Francis200  87.6
May 26, 1862448Roger Jones3Jane Gale200  87.6
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Fanny250  87.6

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