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 29, 1862562Violet A. Abell, Executor
of William H. Williams
5Joseph Davis1400  549.5
May 29, 1862562Violet A. Abell, Executor
of William H. Williams
5John Jackson1300  394.2
May 29, 1862562Violet A. Abell, Executor
of William H. Williams
5Maria Douglas1000  262.8
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Virginia Brogden$800.00   394.2
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10George Lee$1,000.00   591.3
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Eliza Waters$800.00   416.1
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Mary Lee$800.00   503.7
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Ellen Lee$800.00   284.7
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Julia Waters$300.00   197.1
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10James Waters$300.00   87.6

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