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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 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Nathan Brooks$800.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Rebecca Brisco$600.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Mary Brisco$1,000.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Henry Brisco$800.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Joseph Brisco$700.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Washington Brisco$500.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Martha Brisco$400.00   ------------
June 28, 1862797Henry Kengla9Fanny Brisco$300.00   ------------
July 1, 1862827Mary Johnson1Addison Jones$1,400.00   ------------
July 1, 1862828William L. Johnson2Henson Nokes$800.00   ------------

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