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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862935Thomas P. Scott1Daniel Hickman$1,000.00   $219.00
July 15, 1862936Virginia Scott1Catharine Johnston$1,000.00   525.6
July 15, 1862937Martha E. Harris1Mary Ann$1,000.00   Not produced
July 15, 1862941Joseph H. Bradley1Louisa Carter$1,000.00   $219.00
July 15, 1862947Robert Dick3Barbara$1,000.00   481.8
July 15, 1862950Andrew P. Hoover2Margaret Allen$1,000.00   394.2
July 15, 1862966Cornelia Baldwin1Milly Naughton$1,000.00   No proof
June 21, 1862755Baruch Hall for son Harry
M.
1Thomas Sprigg$1,000,.00  262.8
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7Clarence Compton   306.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Ann Fletcher 275 120.45

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