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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Louisa Allen1000  525.6
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Rachel Jackson300  197.1
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Jerelina Hall250  131.4
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14John Wesley Hall100  43.8
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Margaret Allen100  43.8
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Laura Pinkney100  21.9
May 9, 1862138George W. Stewart1Reuben Nelson800  306.6
May 9, 1862139Martha H. M. Knight1Royetta Dorsey400  153.3
May 5, 186214James Tucker1Caroline500  197.1
May 9, 1862140Reyin Arnold1George ?Cromer500  262.8

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