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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 17, 1862708Leonora M. Williams3John Dawkins$1,800.00 for all 3  219
July 5, 1862863Robert M. Lutters2Lishey Lewis$1,800.00 for both  525.6
July 5, 1862863Robert M. Lutters2Elizabeth Lewis$1,800.00 for both  284.7
July 5, 1862926Greenberry M. Watkins2James Edwards$1,800.00 for both  175.2
July 5, 1862926Greenberry M. Watkins2Elizabeth Jenkins$1,800.00 for both  481.8
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Grace Butler$100.00   $43.80
June 14, 1862703James H. Shreeve3George M. Grayson$100.00   43.8
June 20, 1862732Ammon Green2Friday Herbert$100.00   43.8
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Sallie Hopkins$100.00   No value
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19John Addison$100.00   350.4

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