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
May 8, 1862114Horace L. Johnston5James Butler500  109.5
May 8, 1862114Horace L. Johnston5Calvin Jamison1200  416.1
May 8, 1862114Horace L. Johnston5Eliza Butler200  65.7
May 8, 1862113John Wm. Woodward1Virginia Napa600  306.6
May 8, 1862112Christopher Carmack1George Burrel750  284.7
May 8, 1862111John P. Pepper2Sarah Ross300  87.6
May 8, 1862111John P. Pepper2Joseph Cornelius Dorsey200  87.6
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Mona Compton500  175.2
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Henry Compton1500  525.6
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7William Compton1400  569.4

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