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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28John Lewis Crusey1200  657
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Martha Crusey600  438
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28James Crusey800  350.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Anna Crusey500  306.6
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Lydia Crusey300  219
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Julius Crusey250  131.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Frank Crusey150  87.6
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Martha Coney---  No value
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Mary Lewis500  306.6
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Anne Brown500  481.8

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