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
June 10, 1862649Charles H. James, Trustee
of Matilda S. Holmead
3Rachel Mason1000  306.6
June 10, 1862649Charles H. James, Trustee
of Matilda S. Holmead
3Lucinda Mason1000  525.6
June 10, 1862650Elizabeth Windsor1Lucy Ann Jones1200  No appearance
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Samuel1500  635.1
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Violetta1000  284.7
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Eliza700  284.7
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Alfred600  219
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Maria1100  372.3
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Susan800  372.3
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Rachel600  284.7

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