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 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Charles Clarke500  123.3
May 13, 1862152Eleanor R. Lang10Mary Dyer600  125.2
June 21, 1862750Ellen Scott5Harriet Crawford$1,000.00   13.14
May 9, 1862120Thomas R. Bird6Cora600  130.4
May 15, 1862243Frederick G. Hesse11Julia SmallwoodTotal value of 10250.00  130.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Lydia Meredith500  131.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Julius Crusey250  131.4
May 5, 186219Jennings Pigott2Evelyn375  131.4
May 5, 186221William H. Langley1Minnie Ann Johnson800  131.4
May 5, 186224Mildred E. Ewell6Sallie Moore500  131.4

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