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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 7, 186288Augustus E. R. Keese1Caroline Gray700  350.4
May 23, 1862411Aurelia H. Irwin1Laura Jackson1000  525.6
May 29, 1862541Baker W. Johnson1Elias Raymond1200  394.2
May 22, 1862356Baley Brown4Margaret Hanson1000  350.4
May 22, 1862356Baley Brown4Jane Rebecca Hanson900  438
May 22, 1862356Baley Brown4Mella Hanson800  306.6
May 22, 1862356Baley Brown4John Hanson600  284.7
June 16, 1862694Barbara Ann Allnutt1George Johnson6000  350.4
June 4, 1862632Barbara Williams1Lucy Johnson900  481.8
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Colonel Johnson1000  175.2

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