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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 26, 1862460Betty Roberson, Colored1John Roberson1600  613.2
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8George Carter$1,200.00   525.6
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Theodore Butler$1,300.00   547.5
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Ann Carter$1,000.00   284.7
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Mary Carter$1,100.00   481.8
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Adelaide Carter$750.00   219
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8John Carter$300.00   131.4
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Sally Carter$1,000.00   438
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Susan MasonOld & infirm  No value
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Abigail Montgomery250  131.4

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