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 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Joanna Graham9001100 481.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Henry Fletcher10001100 481.8
May 13, 1862184John Marbury4Kitty Taylor jr.6001000 438
May 13, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Eliza Jackson14001000 438
May 18, 1862298Daniel H. Tebbs and
Martha Tebbs, his wife
1Harriet Jones9001000 438
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Elias Sims9001000 438
May 22, 1862389Eliza Peyton5Ann Eliza Broom13001000 438
May 22, 1862389Eliza Peyton5Maria Broom13001000 438
May 13, 1862184John Marbury4Kitty Taylor100100 43.8
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Sarah Duglas350100 43.8

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