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 301 of 311    << < 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 >

records per page
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 20, 1862738Matilda W. Emory1Mary Johnson$1,200.00   394.2
June 20, 1862739Mary Eliza Read1Julius Caesar Skinner$600.00   175.2
June 21, 1862742Ann Maria Summers1Lucy Gray or Jackson$1,000.00   394.2
June 21, 1862743Lemuel Clements,
committee for Ann M.
Waring
1Gabriel$700.00   262.8
June 21, 1862745John Little, Guardian of
John G. Little
1William Crown$2,000.00   569.4
June 21, 1862747Thomas B. Entrusle1Margaret Hammond$300.00   21.8
June 21, 1862749Virginia L. Wood1Sarah Jones$500.00   197.1
June 21, 1862751Grace Dulaney1William Dulaney$800.00   350.4
June 21, 1862753Caroline McAlister1Rachel Edmonston$600.00   153.3
June 21, 1862754Baruch Hall for daughter
Rosa E.
1Mary Ann Sprigg$500.00   197.1

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