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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862938Dennis Johnson2George Quander$1,400.00   Not produced
July 15, 1862938Dennis Johnson2Niel Quander$1,400.00   Not produced
July 15, 1862939William Noyes1Binah Reynolds$500.00   87.6
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11James Countee--------  No value
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Richard Wallace1200  569.4
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Thomas Seibert1100  657
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11George Jackson1000  613.2
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Charley Hues450  372.3
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Otho Hues350  306.6
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Louisa Seibert400  350.4

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