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, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Amanda Fledvert14001150 503.7
June 5, 1862637Mary Walker4Amanda Hanson1000  219
May 15, 1862244Quintin Barker6Amanda WallaceAll valued at 2000.00  328.5
May 16, 1862259Sarah Ann Grieves11Amanda youngAll valued at 5000.00  219
May 15, 1862244Quintin Barker6Amanda’s children:All valued at 2000.00  
June 12, 1862672Samuel C. Crawford2Amelia Gross1200  547.5
July 5, 1862842William Christian6Amelia Jane Lee$1,200.00   ------------
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Amelia L. Brannon400  65.7
May 16, 1862268Mary A. Paine6Amelia Lyles900  438
May 9, 1862132Elizabeth A. Hilleary4Amelia Scott500  87.6

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