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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862190Fielder Magruder6Charles Williams40300 131.4
May 13, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Alice Jackson500300 131.8
May 18, 1862297John C. Rives3Louisa Jones----------300 394.2
May 18, 1862297John C. Rives3James Jackson-----------300 481.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69George Gordon100300 131.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Protius Sims300300 153.3
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6William Lee3200 for the group350 131.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69William Fletcher400350 153.3
May 26, 1862420I. Frank Brown1Henrietta Johnson400350350153.3
May 13, 1862160John T. Lange3Charles E. Brown400400 175.2

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