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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 20, 1862316Washington Miller1Susan Tyler1500  547.5
May 28, 1862500Wiliam Hamilton Williams1Fannie Smallwood1200  481.8
May 27, 1862492William A. Lenton2Fanny Stewart1800.00 for both  219
May 27, 1862492William A. Lenton2Robinson Crusoe Stewart1800.00 for both  306.6
May 16, 1862270William A. Maddox2Jerre MitchellTotal value of 2100.00  657
May 16, 1862270William A. Maddox2PhillisTotal value of 2100.00  306.6
July 5, 1862913William A. Marks1Emma Clarke$900.00   438
May 26, 1862418William A. Todd1Jim Dashiell40020020087.6
May 27, 1862481William B. Evans1Lewis500  438
July 5, 1862859William B. Jones2Virginia Williams$1,500.00 for both  175.2

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