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 9, 1862137George McCeney14Jerelina Hall250  131.4
May 9, 1862143Francis L. Walsh7George100  131.4
May 13, 1862153Peter Von Esson20William Savage200  131.4
May 13, 1862155Mary Breen, admin. of
Francis Massi
2Maria Butler500  131.4
May 13, 1862156Thomas T. Everett2Robert Smith1200.00 for both  131.4
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Sarah Shorter350  131.4
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6William Lee3200 for the group350 131.4
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Phebe Gray500300 131.4
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Ann Maria Thomas700300 131.4
May 13, 1862190Fielder Magruder6Charles Williams40300 131.4

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