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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Samuel Collins1000  700.8
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Amy Collins800  438
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Louisa Collins600  438
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Frank Tyler1000  262.8
June 20, 1862723Ann Roberts4Harriet Gordon$3,600.00 for all 4  131.4
June 20, 1862723Ann Roberts4David, her son$3,600.00 for all 4  350.4
June 20, 1862723Ann Roberts4Lilly Tibbles$3,600.00 for all 4  153.3
June 20, 1862723Ann Roberts4Lucinda, her child$3,600.00 for all 4  525.6
May 6, 186248Ann Robertson1Isaac Clarke1500  569.4
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Dennis Magruder6500.00 for the group  43.8

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