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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 2, 1862575William L. Colquhorn1James Dyson200  No value
June 2, 1862576John Robinson1Nancy Robinson600  87.6
June 2, 1862577Robert L. Patterson1John Barnes Johnson1200  525.6
June 2, 1862578Charles H. Mann1Louisa Coates1500  65.7
June 2, 1862580Henry Warrington1Margaret Perry1000  503.7
June 2, 1862582Mary A. B. Cummin1Arthur Frisby600  306.6
June 2, 1862585James G. Naylor1Fanny Ross1000  284.1
June 2, 1862587Elsey Curtis1Madaline Curtis300  ----------
June 2, 1862592Adam G. Herold for
daughter Alice King
Herold
1Charlotte Cambell450  262.8
June 2, 1862593Hope Thomas1Ann Smith400  240.9

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