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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Mary Abby Taylor300  131.4
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Basil Gutridge400  131.4
June 5, 1862635J. Madison Cutts7Aaron Adams350  131.4
June 5, 1862637Mary Walker4Edward Hanson200  131.4
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Alfred Addison400  131.4
June 10, 1862648Ellen M. Brooks3Anna Shorter400  131.4
June 12, 1862663Florence Drury1Nelly Semmes800  131.4
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Sillah West300  131.4
June 16, 1862680Peter G. Washington5Lucinda Gantt300  131.4
June 16, 1862685Josiah Dent, Admn. of
William L. Nicholls
1Mary Brown200  131.4

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