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
May 7, 186283Samuel Norment5Sam500  131.4
May 7, 186287Nathan C. McKnew2Nancy Thomas1000  131.4
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Ida Seibert300  131.4
May 8, 186297A. Richards2Francis Ignatius GardnerCombined value of 1000.00  131.4
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4Winny Woates800  131.4
May 8, 1862105Elizabeth E. Cassel,
Administrator
2James Dorsey250  131.4
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Ellen Magruder6500.00 for the group  131.4
May 9, 1862120Thomas R. Bird6Mariah600  131.4
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Mary, Wesley and Louisa's
daughter
350  131.4
May 9, 1862133Sarah A. Hilleary4Letitia Pepsico350  131.4

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