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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186249John E. Carter3Winney Butler100  No value
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18Winney Dixon$700.00   219
May 27, 1862485Louisa M. Wright4Winnie Ann Nelson1000  503.7
July 5, 1862932Phoebe P. Dulaney6Winnifred Neal$325.00   459.9
May 27, 1862480William H. Moore2Winny Dines400  175.2
May 5, 186218Hugh W. Throckmorton8Winny Ford1100  394.2
May 8, 1862103Edward Chapman4Winny Woates800  131.4
May 6, 186241Joseph Follansbee2Wm. Thomas Clinton BoydBoth valued at 1400.00  262.8
May 16, 1862259Sarah Ann Grieves11Young childAll valued at 5000.00  No value
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Zilphia Hall1000  306.6

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