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
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862158Samuel Stott, trustee of
Wm. Worchingtons Est.
2William Cook1500  459.9
June 21, 1862745John Little, Guardian of
John G. Little
1William Crown$2,000.00   569.4
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28William Crusey1200  569.4
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33William Cyras   372.3
May 29, 1862555Matilda Coyle5William Dant500  131.4
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16William Datcher700  219
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28William Dodson1000  547.5
June 2, 1862605Samuel R. Carr2William Dorsey2500  613.2
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4William Duffin1500  328.5
June 21, 1862751Grace Dulaney1William Dulaney$800.00   350.4

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