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 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Susan Perry6000.00 total for all
seven
  197.1
May 26, 1862421Francis I. Jones3Susan Page2100.00 for all  219
May 9, 1862134Leonard Hilleary2Susan Orme800  481.8
May 18, 1862282Morris Adler3Susan Norris600  394.2
May 13, 1862211Ann MacDaniel2Susan Newton300  175.2
July 5, 1862848Simeon M. Johnson2Susan Matthews$1,000.00   438
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Susan MasonOld & infirm  No value
July 5, 1862842William Christian6Susan Lee$1,000.00   ------------
May 21, 1862346Elizabeth Brent6Susan Lancaster1200  372.3
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Susan Jones1000  394.2

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