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)
Page 40 of 311    << < 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 > >>

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 28, 1862787Henry for self and as
guardian of Henry L,
Angeline and Theodore
3Cato$1,400.00   569.4
June 2, 1862569The Sisters of
Visitations of Georgetown
D. C.
12Cealia200  131.4
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Cealia Beall1000  525.6
May 13, 1862159Walter B. Chew5Cealia Brown500  262.8
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Cecelia Turner------------  438
May 7, 186286Eleazer Lindsley4Cecilia1000  481.8
May 5, 186212Ann J. Brown1Cecilia Caroline Hewont1200  503.7
May 19, 1862305Elizabeth A. S. Bryan5Cecilia Coombs250  21.9
May 26, 1862455Amy Emelia Ward1Cecilia Thomas1000  525.4
May 28, 1862509Martha T. Hall1Cecilia Walker1200  528.6

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