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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 4, 1862628Eliza Jenkins6Susan600  306.6
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Susan800  372.3
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Susan$11,000.00 for all 13  438
June 30, 1862811John L. Johns, Lucy
Johns, William L.
Darrell, Virginia E.
Darrell
4Susan$1,200.00   394.2
July 5, 1862909James Selden, Trustee for
George L. Selden
9Susan$600.00   305.6
July 15, 1862953Virginia Bell, Esthern
Ellen Bell, Virginia
Caroline Bell
4Susan$4,700.00 for all 4  438
June 2, 1862596Laura V. Tayman, Mary A.
Cooksey, Sarah A. Cooksey
1Steven Queen1000  372.3
June 21, 1862764Nancy W. Davis4Steptoe Loury$3,800 for all 4  657
May 14, 1862215N. S. Shan1Stephen Owen1200  438
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Stephen Holmes300  

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