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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 21, 1862757Edward Hall, trustee,
Baruch and Absalom A.
Hall
1Phillis Howe$1,000.00   328.5
June 21, 1862758Elisha J. Hall1George Tyler$1,200.00   547.5
June 25, 1862767Mary E. Watts1Margaret Statesman$700.00   $219.00
June 25, 1862768Sarah Crane1Betsy Thomas$300.00   197.1
June 25, 1862770Frederick Cudlipp1Thomas Henson$500.00   350.4
June 25, 1862772Jane C. Boone1Harriet Queen$1,200.00   $481.80
June 25, 1862773John Chandler Smith1Sarah Ellen Brown$500.00   $219.00
June 25, 1862776Rachel Piles1Sophia Sewall$400.00   131.4
June 25, 1862778James White1Henry White$200.00   175.2
June 25, 1862779Mary L. yerby1Anne Booth$500.00   394.2

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