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
May 9, 1862137George McCeney14Priscilla Pinkney400  No value
May 13, 1862158Samuel Stott, trustee of
Wm. Worchingtons Est.
2Sarah Cook100  No value
May 13, 1862168David Moore1Mary Crawford1000  No value
May 13, 1862172Rosa C. Gantt2Eliza Noble1000.00 for bothNo value No value
May 13, 1862187John Moore2Robert L. Thomas500No value No value
May 13, 1862187John Moore2Josephine L. Thomas300No value No value
May 13, 1862191Henry Martin2Charlotte Pendler800  No value
May 13, 1862195Emily Mae Gill1isaac Moore300No value No value
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Ailsy Howard50No value No value
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Sarah Heres----------No value No value

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