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 27, 1862463Jane H. C. Scott5Susan Johnson5300.00 for all  43.8
June 30, 1862800Lucinda L. Matthews4Susan Jackson------------  No value
May 22, 1862367Mary Ann Clarke16Susan Hutchins900  306.6
July 1, 1862815William Jones3Susan Hill$700.00   262.8
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9Susan Harley, Mary
Bryant's granddaughter
300  
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Susan Green600  481.8
July 1, 1862818Clementina L. Young2Susan Dines$1,200.00   525.6
May 15, 1862247Susan Osborn3Susan Daniel1000  459.9
May 9, 1862116Sarah Davis Abel7Susan Cooper800  350.4
May 26, 1862451Sophia McCormick, Harriet
McCormick
1Susan Contee500  350.4

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