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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862959Allison Nailor6William Johnson$5,400.00 for all 6  -------------
May 8, 1862108John T. Kelley1William Jones450  109.5
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6William King1000  657
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6William Lee3200 for the group350 131.4
June 2, 1862583Elizabeth I. Fowler5William Lee100  65.7
July 15, 1862956Nathan Prather3William M. Cubbins$200.00   109.5
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13William Maize800  569.4
June 5, 1862634John Hensley3William Mansfield1150  525.6
June 28, 1862790Rebecca Williams8William Mason$500.00   219
May 28, 1862511Renaldo J. Bowen2William Mathews300  109.5

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