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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9John Harley, Mary
Bryant's grandson
300  
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9Susan Harley, Mary
Bryant's granddaughter
300  
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9James Harley, Mary
Bryant's grandson
200  
May 21, 1862340Anna E. Stone1Clara Adely600  481.8
July 5, 1862881Anna M. Hamilton1Harriet Chase$700.00   87.6
May 16, 1862267Anne LeComple1Josephine Fisher1000  350.4
May 18, 1862284Anne Blanchard2Rachel Jackson300  87.6
May 18, 1862284Anne Blanchard2William Henry Taylor1000  657
May 29, 1862559Anne M. Hurley1Eliza Macoy600  350.4
July 5, 1862905Anne R. O’Neale for self
and as Executrix
3Lloyd Mason$700.00   219

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