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

records per page
  DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 9, 1862123Horatio Morany2Sandy Webster900  613.2
May 9, 1862124William Richards1Henry Dorsey1000  657
May 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Lucy Jones1000  525.6
May 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Rebecca Henson1000  525.6
May 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Jack Jones500  175.2
May 9, 1862126Owen Leddy2Mary Branaugh850  394.2
May 9, 1862126Owen Leddy2Emily Branaugh750  262.8
May 9, 1862127Green Adams2George3000.00 for both  547.5
May 9, 1862127Green Adams2Martha3000.00 for both  525.6
May 9, 1862128Sally Murray, Martin King2Margaret3000.00 for both  219

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