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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 25, 1862779Mary L. yerby1Anne Booth$500.00   394.2
June 28, 1862782Charles H. Leiberman1Daniel Jones$225.00   65.7
June 28, 1862786Henry Weaver1Jane$1,000.00   438
June 28, 1862792Mary R. Bibb1Harriet Williams$1,000.00   372.3
June 28, 1862793James E. Harrison1Emily$900.00   525.6
June 30, 1862801John F. Bridget1Laura Digges$300.00   65.7
June 30, 1862804Sarah Dorsey1Maria Snowden$800.00   240.9
June 30, 1862806Joseph Ingle1Maria$500.00   87.6
June 30, 1862808John McKenney1Harriet Bond$1,200.00   262.8
June 30, 1862809Fitzhugh Coyle1Len Calvert$1,400.00   306.6

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