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
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Blanche   131.4
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Isaac   87.6
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Robert   43.8
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6George Hayes   350.4
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman9Henry Mochabee   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman9Mary Mochabee   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman9Frank, Mary Mochabee's
son
   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman9Sarah, Mary Mochabee's
daughter
   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Rose Mochabee   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Henry, Rose Mochabee's
son
   

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