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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 27, 1862484Alexander Elliott1Mary Beall1200  350.4
May 13, 1862178Alfred A. Sloane1Milly Blake500  175.2
May 29, 1862550Alfred H. Boucher1Lucien Jones1400  438
May 21, 1862341Alfred R. Edelin4Mary Loggins2400.00 for all  284.7
May 21, 1862341Alfred R. Edelin4Jane Loggins2400.00 for all  438
May 21, 1862341Alfred R. Edelin4Alice Mealy2400.00 for all  21.9
May 21, 1862341Alfred R. Edelin4Margaret Loggins2400.00 for all  197.1
June 2, 1862594Alfred Y. Robinson1Edward Humphreys800  328.5
July 5, 1862864Alison Nailor, jr.2John Bundy$3,000 for both  657
July 5, 1862864Alison Nailor, jr.2Sally Ferguson$3,000 for both  262.8

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