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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6Henrietta Lancaster20001200 525.6
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6James Lancaster18001200 525.6
May 13, 1862183Daniel Bryan2Emily Goodall9001200 525.6
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Rachel Jacks14001200 525.6
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Dennis Lowe1251200 43.8
May 22, 1862389Eliza Peyton5Laura Broom13001200 525.6
May 22, 1862389Eliza Peyton5Lucy Broom13001200 525.6
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Amanda Fledvert14001150 503.7
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Phil Dines9001150 503.7
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Lucy Gray10001100 481.8

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