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, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Charlotte21.9  
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Peter1200  
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Priscilla1200  481.8
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Flora500  197.1
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Willie500  153.3
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8George450  136.4
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Fanny250  87.6
June 2, 1862589Jacob G. Smoot8Eliza Ann2500.00 for first 5  594.2
June 2, 1862589Jacob G. Smoot8Alexander2500.00 for first 5  279
June 2, 1862589Jacob G. Smoot8Julia Rousellas2500.00 for first 5  175.8

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