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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 2, 1862609James L. Morsell1Priscilla Quad500  481.8
June 3, 1862615Amelia Tilghman, colored1Fanny Lee200  93.8
June 4, 1862624Ann E. and William H.
West
1Emma Bower1000  438
June 4, 1862625William Brenton Boggs1Laura Jackson1000  219
June 4, 1862626Georgiana Munroe1Hannah Lee1000  459.9
June 4, 1862630Jackson Beall1Ann Johnson800  481.8
June 4, 1862631George W. Beall1Ella Johnson600  284.7
June 4, 1862632Barbara Williams1Lucy Johnson900  481.8
June 5, 1862638William D. Shepherd1Harriet Hatton1000  219
June 5, 1862640Mary A. Stewart and Mary
R. Patterson
1Lucy Whitney800  486.8

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