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
July 5, 1862933Caroline R. Dulaney2Walter Brown$250.00   131.4
July 5, 1862933Caroline R. Dulaney2Rose Brown$150.00   87.6
May 7, 186282Caroline V. Spalding1Angeline Barbour1200  
May 7, 186281Caroline V. Walters1Jesse Maria Bell800  459.9
May 22, 1862372Catharine A. M. Maddox2Mary E. McKinsey1500.00 for both  453.9
May 22, 1862372Catharine A. M. Maddox2Charlotte E. McKinsey1500.00 for both  153.3
July 5, 1862921Catharine Bales1Mary E. A. Mathews$1,000.00   328.5
July 5, 1862871Catharine Chisholm2Caroline Scott$1,000.00 for both  219
July 5, 1862871Catharine Chisholm2Elizabeth Scott$1,000.00 for both  262.8
May 27, 1862476Catharine Golden1Matilda Price1000  547.5

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