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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 23, 1862402Maria Speiser1Eliza Jane Bowman1000  525.6
May 23, 1862404Verlinda Nailor1John Beddo1000  569.4
May 23, 1862405Ann Maria Stone1William800  569.4
May 23, 1862406George M. Lothoran1Basil Gross1200  350.4
May 23, 1862410Thomas Berry1Frances Dorsey1200  525.6
May 23, 1862411Aurelia H. Irwin1Laura Jackson1000  525.6
May 23, 1862414Dr. Joshus Riley1Mary Ann Marshal500  394.2
May 23, 1862415Harriet Hanley and
children
1Jennie Chase800  572.3
May 26, 1862418William A. Todd1Jim Dashiell40020020087.6
May 26, 1862419Darius T. Gladman,
Trustee for Mrs. Ann
Gladman
1Lucy Brisco35010010043.8

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