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
July 5, 1862880Eleanor B. M. Hilleary
and William H. Luck, adm.
of Clement L. Hilleary
4William Coates$1,200.00 for Juliet and
William
  131.4
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Thomas Holmes$600.00   131.4
July 5, 1862896Charles E. Mix9Alice Contee$150.00   131.4
July 5, 1862899Mary A. Holmead2Mary Garner$500.00   131.4
July 5, 1862902Abraham F. Kimmel and A.
Thomas Bradley, Trustee
5Darkey Jackson$3,000.00 for all 5  131.4
July 5, 1862909James Selden, Trustee for
George L. Selden
9Anne$500.00   131.4
July 5, 1862933Caroline R. Dulaney2Walter Brown$250.00   131.4
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Thomas Carter$3,500.00 for all 4  131.4
July 15, 1862964John Fred May1Kitty Wilson$200.00   131.4
May 13, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Alice Jackson500300 131.8

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