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
July 5, 1862915Sarah A. Stone4Thomas Payne$1,000.00   481.8
June 18, 1862716Andrew Mercer1Thomas Orem$400.00   ---------
June 21, 1862750Ellen Scott5Thomas Johnson$1,500.00   26.28
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Thomas Holmes500  
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Thomas Holmes$600.00   131.4
June 25, 1862770Frederick Cudlipp1Thomas Henson$500.00   350.4
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Thomas Hall1200  481.8
May 26, 1862426William H. Kurly5Thomas Gibson1000  394.2
June 3, 1862617Thomas McGuire2Thomas Edward Berry1000  240.9
May 8, 1862102Benjamin T. Thom6Thomas Dyson800  350.4

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