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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Abigail Montgomery250  131.4
May 18, 1862290Jacob Hines5Sally Robinson300  131.4
May 18, 1862294John Eliason4Catharine Washington300  131.4
May 19, 1862305Elizabeth A. S. Bryan5Maria Coombs750  131.4
May 20, 1862317John Morning15Milley500  131.4
May 20, 1862322Joseph Bryan, trustee for
Laura Bryan
3Robert1200.00 total for all
three
  131.4
May 20, 1862323Joseph Bryan1Hampton or Hamilton Pool500  131.4
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Caleb Ross6000.00 total for all
seven
  131.4
May 20, 1862325Henry S. Holley4Charles500  131.4
May 20, 1862333Molley Moreland6Mary Bouie300  131.4

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