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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 16, 1862683William McKnew4Nelly300  87.6
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Isaac   87.6
June 16, 1862689James H. Shreve9John West300  87.6
June 16, 1862689James H. Shreve9Jubah Jones200  87.6
June 16, 1862689James H. Shreve9Jack Fenwick150  87.6
June 16, 1862696Jourdan W. Maury3George2000.00 for all  87.6
June 16, 1862699George L. Krafft1Lucinda or Linda Wood300  87.6
June 18, 1862712Thomas Orme1Kitty Lucas$175.00   87.6
June 18, 1862714John Marbury Jr., Judson
Mitchell, Charles Aa.
Buckey
2George W. Butler$700 for both  87.6
June 20, 1862718Zachariah Duvall6Frank, her son$3,600.00 for all 6  87.6

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