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)
Page 293 of 311    << < 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 > >>

records per page
  DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Joseph Johnson900  219
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Charlotte1200  459.9
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Louisa600  153.3
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Charles300  87.6
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Edward250  43.8
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8George100  21.9
May 7, 186290John Thomas & Eliza,
his wife
4Martha1100  372.3
May 7, 186290John Thomas & Eliza,
his wife
4Susan600  197.1
May 7, 186290John Thomas & Eliza,
his wife
4Rose200  65.7
May 7, 186290John Thomas & Eliza,
his wife
4Henry500  153.3

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