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
June 4, 1862628Eliza Jenkins6Susanna200  109.5
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Susan, Nancy's daughter200  43.8
May 20, 1862318Mary M. (illegible)3Susan West2500.00 total for all
three
  350.4
May 26, 1862434Clement Hill5Susan West2000  350.4
June 12, 1862673Conrad Schwarz7Susan Virginia Thomas100  175.2
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Susan Vigel$3,500 for all 5  350.4
May 20, 1862316Washington Miller1Susan Tyler1500  547.5
July 5, 1862854William E. Howard3Susan Thomas$100.00   131.4
May 16, 1862256Ann Harbaugh1Susan Taylor500  306.6
May 20, 1862314William I. Stone8Susan Pleasants1000  459.9

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