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 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Smith Ingram7735.00 for all  21.9
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Philis Ingram7735.00 for all  153.3
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Martha Gains7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Ann, Martha's daughter7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Philis, Martha's daughter7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Eveline, Martha's
daughter
7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Infant, Martha's child7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Rachel Ross7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Smith, Rachael's son7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Ann Marie, Rachaels
daughter
7735.00 for all  

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