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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Lucy WatersCombined value of 8000.00  240.9
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Mary Louisa WatersCombined value of 8000.00  65.7
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Charles HarrisCombined value of 8000.00  525.6
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Lorenzo WatersCombined value of 8000.00  175.2
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10James WatersCombined value of 8000.00  219
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10William WatersCombined value of 8000.00  43.8
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Nicholas BowieCombined value of 8000.00  43.8
May 14, 1862228Gustavus Waters5John H. KamaCombined value of 5000.00  613.2
May 14, 1862228Gustavus Waters5Daniel W. KamaCombined value of 5000.00  635.1
May 14, 1862228Gustavus Waters5James W. KamaCombined value of 5000.00  481.8

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