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
May 29, 1862546Nancy Parker2Jane Rhodes600  306.6
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6Nancy King1000  350.4
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6William King1000  657
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6John King800  569.4
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6James King600  525.6
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6Thompson King500  394.2
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6Lucien King200  175.2
May 29, 1862548William Tucker1Ralph Carter150  131.4
May 29, 1862549John A. Smith14Isaac Mason500  109.5
May 29, 1862549John A. Smith14Charlotte50  109.5

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