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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862961Delilah Clark7William Butler$3700 for all  54.75
May 18, 1862299Samuel Shreve3William Caesar12001350 591.3
May 13, 1862161Richard I. Ryan2William Carroll1200  372.3
May 16, 1862258Robert M. Coombs4William Carroll300  131.4
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33William Carroll100  43.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15William Carter500  262.8
July 5, 1862880Eleanor B. M. Hilleary
and William H. Luck, adm.
of Clement L. Hilleary
4William Coates$1,200.00 for Juliet and
William
  131.4
May 27, 1862471Mary Ann Harvey5William Cole600  284.7
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26William Coleman----------  21.92
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7William Compton1400  569.4

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