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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862158Samuel Stott, trustee of
Wm. Worchingtons Est.
2William Cook1500  459.9
May 8, 1862110Caroline Marshall7William Compton1400  569.4
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26William Coleman----------  21.92
May 27, 1862471Mary Ann Harvey5William Cole600  284.7
July 5, 1862880Eleanor B. M. Hilleary
and William H. Luck, adm.
of Clement L. Hilleary
4William Coates$1,200.00 for Juliet and
May 6, 186252John Davidson15William Carter500  262.8
May 13, 1862161Richard I. Ryan2William Carroll1200  372.3
May 16, 1862258Robert M. Coombs4William Carroll300  131.4
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33William Carroll100  43.8
May 18, 1862299Samuel Shreve3William Caesar12001350 591.3

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