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)
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records per page
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 30, 1862810Phineas F. Wood, Mary E.
Wood and Asbury Lloyd,
Trustee
1Sarah F. Mason$1,100.00   503.7
June 30, 1862812Cornelia Munson1Dolly Munson$200.00   87.6
July 1, 1862817Mary C. Young1Fanny Dines$1,000.00   459.9
July 1, 1862819Benjamin H. Clements1Josephine Ferguson$800.00   525.6
July 1, 1862824Rebecca R. Darby for self
and Ruth E. and Jas. A.
Darby
1Rachel Chambers$1,000.00   481.8
July 1, 1862826David A. Watterston1Dudley Nelson$1,500.00   459.9
July 1, 1862827Mary Johnson1Addison Jones$1,400.00   ------------
July 1, 1862829William L. Johnson1George Carmichael$1,500.00   -------------
July 1, 1862831John A. Ruff1Teresa Pool$950.00   219
July 1, 1862832Rebecca Harrison1Maria Foreman$1,200.00   569.4

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