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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862189Catharine Osborn1Elizabeth Daniel100  394.2
May 13, 1862192Susannah Harriet Tobias1Treacy1300900 394.2
May 13, 1862193Christopher N. Thom1Wilson Brisco500475 208.05
May 13, 1862194James Dobbyn1Elizabeth Barley250250 109.5
May 13, 1862195Emily Mae Gill1isaac Moore300No value No value
May 13, 1862196Michael R. Combs1James Henry Cole14001300 569.4
May 13, 1862200Philip A. Cawood, Sarah
E. Cawood
1Fanny Isabella Bowman1000  350.4
May 13, 1862202Joseph Ehrmantrout1Hannah Davis400  219
May 13, 1862204Jesse W. Kitchen1Jane Berry800  350.4
May 13, 1862208Margaret Buchignarn,
guardn of Emily Randolph
1Elizabeth Hutley800  284.7

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