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 12, 1862665Eliza B. Mills1Eliza Waters300  87.6
June 12, 1862668John Gibson1Jane Brooks1000  438
June 12, 1862670Mary Ellen Tolson1Henry McKenny550  240.9
June 12, 1862671George W. Haller1Joseph Woodland500  65.7
June 14, 1862675John Wilson1Catharine Frances800  262.8
June 14, 1862676Henry M. Harman, Executor
of Susanna Lowe
1Maria Smith48  17.52
June 14, 1862678Lettisha Harshman1William Edward Smilo1200  657
June 16, 1862679John McGinnis1Edward Hammond1000  262.8
June 16, 1862681Olivia G. Wooten1Sophia Stewart600  153.3
June 16, 1862684Penelope Tyler1Andrew Smith1000  594.2

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