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, 1862594Alfred Y. Robinson1Edward Humphreys800  328.5
June 2, 1862595Walter Godey1Minty Clarke400  131.4
June 2, 1862596Laura V. Tayman, Mary A.
Cooksey, Sarah A. Cooksey
1Steven Queen1000  372.3
June 2, 1862597Margaret Taylor1Hester Solomon600  87.6
June 2, 1862598Eliza Kolp1Ned Selby1500  525.6
June 2, 1862599Christiana Gettings1Otha Bell1000  328.8
June 2, 1862601Ann Blake1Hannah Haden500  No appearance
June 2, 1862602Andrew Wylie, Trustee1Leanna Diggs1000  394.2
June 2, 1862606Edward Graycraft1John Clarke400  87.6
June 2, 1862608A. Ross Ray and Albert
Ray
1Aaron Hall500  175.2

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