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
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Casper Barber800  175.2
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7John Barber400  109.5
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7William Ross6000.00 total for all
seven
  219
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7James Skinner6000.00 total for all
seven
  438
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Lemuel Perry6000.00 total for all
seven
  657
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Caleb Ross6000.00 total for all
seven
  131.4
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Rachel Perry6000.00 total for all
seven
  262.8
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Nancy Ross6000.00 total for all
seven
  481.8
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Susan Perry6000.00 total for all
seven
  197.1
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7Moses Bennet700  

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