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
May 13, 1862165Ann Bisco4Marion Curtis275  175.2
June 2, 1862601Ann Blake1Hannah Haden500  No appearance
May 21, 1862348Ann Briscoe5Nelly Ann Easton800  262.8
May 21, 1862348Ann Briscoe5Floreed Easton600  394.2
May 21, 1862348Ann Briscoe5Mary Easton400  219
May 21, 1862348Ann Briscoe5Fanny Easton300  153.3
May 21, 1862348Ann Briscoe5Matilda Easton800  197
June 3, 1862621Ann C. Carroll &
Maria Fitzhugh, Executors
for Danl. Carroll
2Ricky Rawlings800  394.2
June 3, 1862621Ann C. Carroll &
Maria Fitzhugh, Executors
for Danl. Carroll
2Louis Brown800  175.2
May 28, 1862521Ann Carroll2Winnean Morton1500.00 for both  372.3

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