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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 20, 1862736Mary M. Dufieff1Maria$300.00   87.6
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Lettie Lee$450.00   87.6
June 20, 1862741Clark Mills11George, Letty Howard's
son
$150.00   87.6
June 20, 1862741Clark Mills11Levi Thomas$300.00   87.6
June 21, 1862744John Little12Fermour Worthington$300.00   87.6
June 21, 1862760Jane E. Johns6Henry$4,000.00 for all 6  87.6
June 21, 1862762Daniel W. Middleton6John, Eliza Berry's son$100.00   87.6
June 21, 1862762Daniel W. Middleton6Helen, her child$150.00   87.6
June 21, 1862763Susan Worthington2John, her son$200.00   87.6
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Thomas Waters$300.00   87.6

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