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
May 6, 186265James Riordan1Martha Ann Blaxton800  481.8
May 6, 186266Lucy A. M. Counselman
(now Gordon)
1Lucinda Martin800  488
May 6, 186267George W. Cissel1William Snowden300  65.7
May 6, 186268Marshall Brown5Henrietta Locke1200  575.6
May 6, 186268Marshall Brown5Harriet Ann Talbott1500  438
May 6, 186268Marshall Brown5Mary Jane Jackson1000  394.2
May 6, 186268Marshall Brown5Patty Simms50  No value
May 6, 186268Marshall Brown5Jeremiah Jackson50  No value
May 6, 186269Robert E. Taylor1Sarah Ann Chandler1500  569.4
May 6, 186270Mary Ann Haslip2Casper Hauser Hopkins450  131.4

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