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 26, 1862446William Nailor1Sarah Johnson2000  525.6
May 26, 1862451Hannah D. McCormick1Rachel Contee400  131.4
May 26, 1862451Sophia McCormick, Harriet
McCormick
1Susan Contee500  350.4
May 26, 1862454Lucy E. Mattingly1Leonard1600  547.5
May 26, 1862455Amy Emelia Ward1Cecilia Thomas1000  525.4
May 26, 1862460Betty Roberson, Colored1John Roberson1600  613.2
May 27, 1862475James L. Branner1Mary Washington900  306.6
May 27, 1862476Catharine Golden1Matilda Price1000  547.5
May 27, 1862477Catharine Golden1Austin Price1400  591.3
May 27, 1862479William Marshal1Mary Boyd350  109.5

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