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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 7, 186280James Walters3Alexander BurleyCombined value of 2200.00  613.2
May 7, 186280James Walters3Maria BurleyCombined value of 2200.00  681.8
May 6, 186257Sarah Ann Beall2Ann Belinda HendersonCombined value of 1400.00  175.2
May 6, 186257Sarah Ann Beall2John RandoyCombined value of 1400.00  525.6
May 8, 186297A. Richards2Francis Ignatius GardnerCombined value of 1000.00  131.4
May 8, 186297A. Richards2German Ignatius GardnerCombined value of 1000.00  175.2
May 6, 186241Joseph Follansbee2Harriet BoydBoth valued at 1400.00  262.8
May 6, 186241Joseph Follansbee2Wm. Thomas Clinton BoydBoth valued at 1400.00  262.8
May 19, 1862304William G. H. Newman2Ann BoundsBoth valued at 1200.00
total
  87.6
May 19, 1862304William G. H. Newman2Mary BoundsBoth valued at 1200.00
total
  438

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