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 ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Virginia Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  262.8
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12George Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Abraham Lincoln Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  48.8
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Fanny Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Kate Jackson$8,350.00 for all 12  459.9
July 5, 1862858William H. V. Brown2Martha Vondrey$800.00   306.6
July 5, 1862858William H. V. Brown2William Vondrey$1,500.00   569.4
July 5, 1862859William B. Jones2Virginia Williams$1,500.00 for both  175.2
July 5, 1862859William B. Jones2Margaret Williams$1,500.00 for both  197.1
July 5, 1862860John H. Smart4Sophy Hawkins$1,000.00 for Sophy and
her son.
  175.2

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