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 ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862905Anne R. O’Neale for self
and as Executrix
3Hilleary Young$350.00   219
July 5, 1862905Anne R. O’Neale for self
and as Executrix
3George Phenix$700.00   328.5
July 5, 1862906William Commack1Elizabeth Simms$1,000.00   372.3
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Ellen$3,150.00 for all 6  262.8
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6John$3,150.00 for all 6  153.3
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Ruth$3,150.00 for all 6  197.1
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Josephine$3,150.00 for all 6  87.6
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Lewis$3,150.00 for all 6  43.8
July 5, 1862907Edward Fitzhugh and Cora,
his wife
6Annie$3,150.00 for all 6  394.2
July 5, 1862908Eleanor H. Branner3James Thompson$1,500.00   525.6

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