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 9, 1862130Milton Garnett for self
& as guardian of Est.
of W. L. Caldwell
5Malinda Goins600  350.4
May 9, 1862130Milton Garnett for self
& as guardian of Est.
of W. L. Caldwell
5Rose Goins400  175.2
May 9, 1862130Milton Garnett for self
& as guardian of Est.
of W. L. Caldwell
5George Goins750  328.5
May 9, 1862131Sophia M. White1Louise Trapnal900  328.5
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Amelia Scott500  87.6
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Richard Brown900  306.6
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Mary A. Brown1000  481.8
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Amelia L. Brannon400  65.7
May 9, 1862133Sarah A. Hilleary4William Allen1000  569.4
May 9, 1862133Sarah A. Hilleary4Henderson Pepsico900  591.3

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