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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862192Susannah Harriet Tobias1Treacy1300900 394.2
May 13, 1862176Susanna Boarman1Trecy Harper1000  438
May 7, 186283Samuel Norment5Truman1000  262.8
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Vachel Henry Edmonson$800.00   219
May 7, 186292Artimesia Bean3Valinda Ann DershinCombined value of 500.00  No value
July 5, 1862853Susan M. Burch3Verlinda Silvey$2,000.00 for all 3  262.8
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Veronica Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  109.5
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Vincent Gordon600  328.5
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Violetta1000  284.7
June 21, 1862761Lemuel E. Middleton2Virginia Bowie$900.00   438

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