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, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Sallie Rosier$8,790.00 for all 13  87.6
July 5, 1862881Anna M. Hamilton1Harriet Chase$700.00   87.6
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Josephine$3,150.00 for all 6  87.6
July 5, 1862909James Selden, Trustee for
George L. Selden
9Jim, Anne's son$550.00   87.6
July 5, 1862925Henry Tolson, adm. of of
G. H. Marriott
4Hannah Butler$150.00   87.6
July 5, 1862933Caroline R. Dulaney2Rose Brown$150.00   87.6
July 15, 1862939William Noyes1Binah Reynolds$500.00   87.6
July 15, 1862954Elizabeth Boliver2Maria Book$400.00   87.6
May 6, 186235Thomas Donoho9Laura, Marrion’s daughter200  87.4
May 6, 186250John M. Williams1Nace Claxton400  87

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