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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862910Nancy Woodland1Mary Ann Williams$800.00   284.7
July 5, 1862913William A. Marks1Emma Clarke$900.00   438
July 5, 1862914Robert Bowie1Sidney Coolidge$800.00   175.2
July 5, 1862916Josiah Burgess, colored1William Thompson$500.00   547.5
July 5, 1862918Harrison Wallis1Lethe Coleman$450.00   175.2
July 5, 1862921Catharine Bales1Mary E. A. Mathews$1,000.00   328.5
July 5, 1862923Charles Edmonston1David Green$3,000.00   547.5
July 5, 1862924Rachel Brown1Caroline Crumwell$1,200.00   525.6
July 5, 1862928Catharine McKnight1Mary Murray$300.00   10.95
July 5, 1862929Joshua Pierce1James Beckett$1,200.00   -------------

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