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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862878Alexander Davis and
Martha A. Davis, his wife
4Harriet Louisa McLain$3,000.00 for all 4  394.2
July 5, 1862878Alexander Davis and
Martha A. Davis, his wife
4Julia$3,000.00 for all 4  219
July 5, 1862878Alexander Davis and
Martha A. Davis, his wife
4Eugene$3,000.00 for all 4  153.3
July 5, 1862878Alexander Davis and
Martha A. Davis, his wife
4Fanny$3,000.00 for all 4  109.5
July 5, 1862877Arian Tweedy1Frank Marshall1,200.00  525.6
July 5, 1862876William j. Williams1Leah Keffert$1,400.00   547.5
July 5, 1862875Erastus M. Chapin1Mary Lewis$1,000.00   394.2
July 5, 1862874Rebecca S. Weaver1Catharine Louisa$500.00   175.2
July 5, 1862873Joseph Weaver3Maria$1,000.00   459.9
July 5, 1862873Joseph Weaver3John$500.00   131.4

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