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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 28, 1862540William L. Hoyle, William
R. Woodward, Trustee
(Claim $166.17 of Mary)
& John C. McKilden
3Margaret Dyson1200  505.7
May 28, 1862540William L. Hoyle, William
R. Woodward, Trustee
(Claim $166.17 of Mary)
& John C. McKilden
3Matilda Dyson800  219
July 1, 1862828William L. Johnson2Henson Nokes$800.00   ------------
July 1, 1862828William L. Johnson2Frederick Smith$1,400.00   ------------
July 1, 1862829William L. Johnson1George Carmichael$1,500.00   -------------
May 27, 1862479William Marshal1Mary Boyd350  109.5
June 16, 1862683William McKnew4Mavin Walker800  284.7
June 16, 1862683William McKnew4Mary Walker500  219
June 16, 1862683William McKnew4Nelly300  87.6
June 16, 1862683William McKnew4Isaac Walker400  109.5

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