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
July 5, 1862871Catharine Chisholm2Caroline Scott$1,000.00 for both  219
June 20, 1862724Erasmus J. Middleton3Caroline Shaw$300.00   175.2
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Caroline Smith$800.00   328.5
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Caroline West1000  284.7
May 5, 186227George Bender4Caroline Woods1000  569.4
June 25, 1862766H. A. Willard, trustee
for Caroline M. Willard
2Caroline, her child$1,200.00 for both  43.8
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Casper Barber800  175.2
May 6, 186270Mary Ann Haslip2Casper Hauser Hopkins450  131.4
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Cassy Ann Butler1400  394.2
May 13, 1862162Charles P. Patterson6Cassy Ann Butler jr.600  197.1

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