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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Martha Sims200  No value
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69John CovingtonNo value  No value
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Samuel Yates100  No value
May 22, 1862393Richard B. & E. E.
1William300  No value
May 26, 1862426William H. Kurly5Lemon Brooks150  No value
May 26, 1862434Clement Hill5Infant Herbert300  No value
May 26, 1862456Ulysses Ward2?Sebre Cole100  No value
May 27, 1862474Barrett T. Sevort7Charles Brown----------  No value
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Charles500  No value
May 28, 1862495Samuel Whitaker1Charlotte Gover250  No value

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