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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862160John T. Lange3Charles E. Brown400400 175.2
May 13, 1862161Richard I. Ryan2William Carroll1200  372.3
May 13, 1862161Richard I. Ryan2Mary Carroll1000  262.8
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Cassy Ann Butler1400  394.2
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Cassy Ann Butler jr.600  197.1
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Anthony Butler350  153.3
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Hannah Butler250  109.5
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Maria Dover1100  438
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Josephine Valles900  438
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Edward Lee1000  262.8

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