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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Edward Bodely900  219
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24George Bodely900  240.9
June 4, 1862632Barbara Williams1Lucy Johnson900  481.8
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Harriet Smith900  374.2
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Louisa Smith900  350.4
June 14, 1862677Benjamin Beall4Frances Jenifer900  635.1
June 16, 1862693James L. Caesar2Harriet Ann Thomas900  350.4
June 16, 1862693James L. Caesar2Catharine Jane Thomas900  525.6
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Mary Ellen Barber925  416.6
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Sarah Ellen Barber925  377.3

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