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 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Blanche   131.4
June 16, 1862691Thomas R. Brightwell5George Hawkins350  131.4
June 16, 1862698Leonard Harbaugh4Julianna, Sarah Prout's
daughter
2700.00 for all  131.4
June 16, 1862700Joseph C. Fearson2Jenny Clarke1200.00 for both  131.4
June 14, 1862702William R. Birch1Lucy Honesty$900.00   131.4
June 14, 1862703James H. Shreeve3Leannah Smith$500.00   131.4
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18James Dixon$500.00   131.4
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18Maria Ann Dixon$500.00   131.4
June 17, 1862707Martha A. Linton8Charlotte Mudd$450.00   131.4
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8John Carter$300.00   131.4

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