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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Ann Maria Carroll150  65.7
June 2, 1862579Seth Hyatt4Ann Maria Dodson1000  481.8
July 5, 1862870Elizabeth Goszler1Ann Maria Montgomery$1,000.00   438
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Ann Maria Thomas700300 131.4
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Ann Maria Tyler500  219
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Ann Marie, Rachaels
7735.00 for all  
June 21, 1862744John Little12Ann Matilda$300.00   21.9
May 15, 1862241George Mattingley10Ann Miles1000  525.6
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Ann Mochabee   
June 20, 1862741Clark Mills11Ann Ross$500.00   219

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