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
June 3, 1862615Amelia Tilghman, colored1Fanny Lee200  93.8
May 28, 1862522Josiah Harding1Eliza Coquine   94.2
May 9, 1862143Francis L. Walsh7Elvira100  98.55
May 16, 1862259Sarah Ann Grieves11Mary J. HolmesAll valued at 5000.00  98.55
May 23, 1862399A. H. Michlin1Margaret Ann Maddox450  98.55
May 23, 1862409Mary Darne4Charles H. Turner1400.00 for all  98.55
May 23, 1862409Mary Darne4James Lewis Turner1400.00 for all  98.55
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Louisa Jenifer300  98.55
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Neenah Jenifer300  98.55
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Fanny Wallace250  98.55

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