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, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Eliza400  197.1
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Priscilla200  21.9
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Sarah150  Claim withdrawn
June 10, 1862652John A. Peake3Teresa Clarke1200  503.7
June 10, 1862652John A. Peake3Harriet Clarke800  306.6
June 10, 1862652John A. Peake3Thomas Clarke500  372.3
June 10, 1862653Emanuel D. Etchison2Frank Mason1000  481.8
June 10, 1862653Emanuel D. Etchison2Joseph Mason1000  394.2
June 10, 1862654Lucretia R. Higgins1William Johnson700  109.5
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Delilah Johnson7735.00 for all  65.7

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