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 1, 1862815William Jones3Annie Hill$200.00   175.2
May 16, 1862260Jebediah Gettings5Annie TaylorAll valued at 1500.00  131.4
May 29, 1862549John A. Smith14Anthony1000  659
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Anthony$8,790.00 for all 13  131.4
May 27, 1862478George W. Riggs2Anthony Bell500  306.6
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Anthony Butler350  153.3
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Anthony Jefferson1700  569.4
June 25, 1862774Joshua Pierce10Anthony L. Carroll$1,200.00   459.9
July 5, 1862886Theodore Moshier2Anthony Lee$1,000.00   262.8
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Anthony Lewis$1,600.00   657

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