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
May 16, 1862268Mary A. Paine6Ariana Turley800  197.1
May 14, 1862224Charles Inman, Trustee
and Margaret E. Skelley
5Arinda Key300  131.4
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Armstedd Turner------------  613.2
May 27, 1862461Sarah E. King6Arnette Coquire150  87.6
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13Arrabella Nash900  438
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Arthur Forrest$9,700 for all 8  175.2
June 2, 1862582Mary A. B. Cummin1Arthur Frisby600  306.6
May 22, 1862361Reuben B. Clarke2Arthur Plowden1300.00 for both  328.5
May 28, 1862526Harriet White21Ary Herbert500  (illegible)
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Augustus Brown200  153.3

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