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 Beale15Susan Chase7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Robert Chase7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15William Ingram7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862655Emily Beale15Isaac Jones7735.00 for all  
June 11, 1862656Mary M. Manning2Harriet Gassaway1500.00 for both  87.6
June 11, 1862656Mary M. Manning2Nancy Gassaway1500.00 for both  481.8
June 11, 1862657James E. Morgan3Columbus Warren800  306.6
June 11, 1862657James E. Morgan3John Warren500  175.2
June 11, 1862657James E. Morgan3Louisa Warren600  219
June 11, 1862658Daniel B. Clark2Caroline Key700  153.3

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