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 23, 1862408William Hickey16Augustus Fletcher1500  635.1
May 27, 1862477Catharine Golden1Austin Price1400  591.3
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Banks Etchison$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6
July 15, 1862947Robert Dick3Barbara$1,000.00   481.8
July 1, 1862818Clementina L. Young2Barbara Dines$500.00   131.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Barbary Robinson1500  153.3
May 22, 1862387Edward H. Edelin14Barney9550.00 for all  372.3
June 17, 1862704Woodford Slone2Barney Clarke$2,300 for both  481.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Barney Covington500450 197.1
July 15, 1862934O. Sullivan3Barry Grimsley Brant$1,500.00   569.4

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