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 16, 1862685Josiah Dent, Admn. of
William L. Nicholls
1Mary Brown200  131.4
June 16, 1862690Charles Lyons1Jacob Cole1500  657
June 16, 1862692Newton James Cox1Eliza Johnson500  65.7
June 16, 1862694Barbara Ann Allnutt1George Johnson6000  350.4
June 16, 1862695Frances Mohern1Mary Marlow1000  438
June 16, 1862699George L. Krafft1Lucinda or Linda Wood300  87.6
June 14, 1862702William R. Birch1Lucy Honesty$900.00   131.4
June 17, 1862710William B. Robertson1Lewis Cammel$1,150.00   788.4
June 18, 1862711William Swann, admin of
Meekey Lanham
1Eliza$1,000.00   219
June 18, 1862712Thomas Orme1Kitty Lucas$175.00   87.6

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