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 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Bob, Wesley and Louisa's
son
800  306.6
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Boker$3,500.00 for all 4  350.4
May 22, 1862359Henry M. Morris1Bosquet Henry Shorter900  306.6
June 21, 1862752Margaret Ann Miller2Brice Martin$2,000.00 for both  569.4
July 1, 1862823Martha Isherwood3Caddy Foreman$2,000.00 for all 3  131.4
July 15, 1862946Thomas F. Barnes, Trustee
for heirs of Geo. A.
Barnes
1Caesar Butler$500.00   219
May 28, 1862501William Nottingham2Cagy Ware700.00 for both  87.6
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Caleb Ross6000.00 total for all
seven
  131.4
June 2, 1862588Fielder R. Dorsett2California600  ----------
May 8, 1862114Horace L. Johnston5Calvin Jamison1200  416.1

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