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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 3, 1862615Amelia Tilghman, colored1Fanny Lee200  93.8
May 26, 1862457Anthony Addison7Samuel Mulliken2000.00 for all  87.8
May 26, 1862457Anthony Addison7Elizabeth Bruce2000.00 for all  87.8
May 26, 1862441Robert Jones and Ellen
Jones
2Rachel200  87.60 to be paid to Ms.
Jones
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Kate Meredith200  87.6
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Frank Crusey150  87.6
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Adeline Butler300  87.6
May 5, 186224Mildred E. Ewell6Frederick Moore400  87.6
May 5, 186224Mildred E. Ewell6Helen Smith 300  87.6
May 5, 186233Elias Travers1Henrietta Queen400  87.6

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