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 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Anna Forrest$9,700 for all 8  109.5
June 21, 1862762Daniel W. Middleton6James, Eliza Berry's son$200.00   109.5
June 25, 1862771Sarah J. Summerville4Dinah Dorsey$800.00   109.5
June 25, 1862777Peter C. Howle, adm. of
Parker G. Howe
3Rebecca Shorter$550.00   109.5
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Aaron Edmonson$500.00   109.5
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Phebe Edmonson$500.00   109.5
June 30, 1862799Lucinda S. Mathews,
Executrix of Henry C.
Matthews
7Madaline Curtis$200.00   109.5
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Henny Covington$350.00   109.5
July 5, 1862849George and Thomas Parker1Horace Sprigg$600.00   109.5
July 5, 1862872Joseph Weaver, Thomas
Weaver
7Jeremiah$700.00   109.5

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