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
July 5, 1862878Alexander Davis and
Martha A. Davis, his wife
4Fanny$3,000.00 for all 4  109.5
July 5, 1862887Cornelius G. Wideman,
Guardian
4Cely Hill$600.00   109.5
July 5, 1862891Thomas C. Magruder2Olivia Anderson$900.00 for both  109.5
July 5, 1862909James Selden, Trustee for
George L. Selden
9Eliza Carter, Anne's
daughter
$400.00   109.5
July 15, 1862956Nathan Prather3William M. Cubbins$200.00   109.5
July 15, 1862961Delilah Clark7Sarah Dickerson$3700 for all  109.5
July 15, 1862961Delilah Clark7Robert Johnson$3700 for all  109.5
June 6, 1862646Thomas W. Williams1Henrietta Young1000  109.8
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Mary Bryan500  120.45
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Ann Fletcher 275 120.45

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