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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Sandy Beall$11,000.00 for all 13  219
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Grandison Beall$11,000.00 for all 13  306.6
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Sophia Beall$11,000.00 for all 13  131.4
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Susan$11,000.00 for all 13  438
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Infant$11,000.00 for all 13  21.9
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Margaret$11,000.00 for all 13  481.8
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Kitty$11,000.00 for all 13  525.6
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Robert$11,000.00 for all 13  438
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Alexander$11,000.00 for all 13  262.8
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Mary Beall$11,000.00 for all 13  372.3

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