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
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Thomas Doris1000  306.6
May 21, 1862337Elizabeth C. Seybold1Thomas Coleman1500  438
June 10, 1862652John A. Peake3Thomas Clarke500  372.3
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Thomas Carter$3,500.00 for all 4  131.4
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Thomas Brown8000.00 for all  613.2
May 26, 1862442Robert Gunnell, Colored10Thomas200  109.5
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Theodore Lee1000  306.6
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Theodore Butler$1,300.00   547.5
July 5, 1862903Caroline Lashley, Matilda
Lloyd, Samuel E.
Douglass, Elizabeth E.
Wheeler
4Terry Carter$500.00   262.8
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Teresa Tyler800  262.8

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