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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10William F. Clarke750  240.9
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Charles Clarke500  123.3
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Martha Clarke300  87.6
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Louisa Clarke150  43.8
June 3, 1862615Amelia Tilghman, colored1Fanny Lee200  93.8
June 20, 1862732Ammon Green2Charles Mahoney$500.00   131.4
June 20, 1862732Ammon Green2Friday Herbert$100.00   43.8
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Eliza Ann Lee$1,000.00   284.7
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Mary Etiya Lee$1,000.00   394.2
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Alfred Lee$1,000.00   306.6

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