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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Ann, Martha's daughter7735.00 for all  
May 14, 1862217Benjamin T. Middleton,
Benjamin Ball, Middleton
Ball
4Anna250  153.3
May 26, 1862442Robert Gunnell, Colored10Anna800  284.7
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Anna Brown1000  481.8
July 5, 1862887Cornelius G. Wideman,
Guardian
4Anna Brown$200.00   43.8
May 18, 1862293Eliza Ott5Anna Coleman500  394.2
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Anna Crusey500  306.6
May 16, 1862263Susanna Hughes1Anna Fisher936  197.1
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Anna Forrest$9,700 for all 8  109.5
June 30, 1862807Esau Pickrell6Anna Green$300.00   87.6

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