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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15John Wesley Holmes$1,200.00   525.6
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Eliza Jones$1,200.00   328.5
July 5, 1862896Charles E. Mix9Susan Contee$1,200.00   481.8
July 5, 1862915Sarah A. Stone4Eliza Stewart$1,200.00   525.6
July 5, 1862924Rachel Brown1Caroline Crumwell$1,200.00   525.6
July 5, 1862929Joshua Pierce1James Beckett$1,200.00   -------------
July 15, 1862956Nathan Prather3Nathan Long$1,200.00   569.4
July 15, 1862962Albert B. Berry by
Benjamin Berry, Benjamin
Berry
3Maria Lee$1,200.00   438
June 25, 1862766H. A. Willard, trustee
for Caroline M. Willard
2Celia Radcliffe$1,200.00 for both  481.8
June 25, 1862766H. A. Willard, trustee
for Caroline M. Willard
2Caroline, her child$1,200.00 for both  43.8

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