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
July 15, 1862959Allison Nailor6Joseph Johnson$5,400.00 for all 6  -------------
July 15, 1862960Ellen J. Abbott by Geo.
D. Abbott
1Jennie Young$400,00  -------------
May 26, 1862440Martha E. Barnes1Jess Johnson200  ------------
May 27, 1862468Jacob Ross, Colored2Kessiah Ross----------  ------------
June 20, 1862726John D. Hammack2Rachel Meekins$700.00   ------------
June 20, 1862726John D. Hammack2Charlotte$300.00   ------------
June 25, 1862765Mary Jane Turner and
Rebecca H. Turner
3James Thomas$1,500.00 for all 3  ------------
June 25, 1862765Mary Jane Turner and
Rebecca H. Turner
3Rachel Johnson$1,500.00 for all 3  ------------
June 25, 1862765Mary Jane Turner and
Rebecca H. Turner
3Lucinda Johnson$1,500.00 for all 3  ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Peter Warring$800.00   ------------

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