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
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Frank Gray1000800 350.4
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Anna Thomas1000800 350.4
May 13, 1862190Fielder Magruder6Adeline Williams1000800 350.4
May 18, 1862295John L. Paxton1Henry1000800 350.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Elias Covington800800 350.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Daniel Sims800800 350.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Margaret Stewart700850 372.3
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Janice or Jauna Gray1000900 394.2
May 13, 1862191Henry Martin2Henry Fletcher1500900 394.2
May 13, 1862192Susannah Harriet Tobias1Treacy1300900 394.2

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