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 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Emily Allen1000  438
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7George Allen500  219
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Ellick Allen300  136.4
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Spencer Allen300  87.6
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Mary E. Allen200  43.8
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Charles Brown----------  No value
June 21, 1862754Baruch Hall for daughter
Rosa E.
1Mary Ann Sprigg$500.00   197.1
June 21, 1862755Baruch Hall for son Harry
M.
1Thomas Sprigg$1,000,.00  262.8
May 8, 186296Benjamin B. Burr1William Prather500  197.1
June 2, 1862581Benjamin B. Hodges2Esau Brent1500  438

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