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 Value Commissions ValueRemarks
May 5, 186218Hugh W. Throckmorton8Winny Ford1100  394.2
May 5, 186218Hugh W. Throckmorton8Joseph Ford1000  350.4
May 5, 186219Jennings Pigott2Nancy Page800  481.8
May 5, 186219Jennings Pigott2Evelyn375  131.4
May 5, 186220Julia A. Bryan1Mary Shields800  481.8
May 5, 186221William H. Langley1Minnie Ann Johnson800  131.4
May 5, 186222James Rhoades2James Crompton400  175.2
May 5, 186222James Rhoades2Eliza Carroll1000  438
May 5, 186223John Dickson1Andrew Montgomery1500  613.20, 375.76"
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May 5, 186224Mildred E. Ewell6Eveline Moore1600  613.2

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