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 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8George Carter$1,200.00   525.6
June 20, 1862717Louis Caruse3Harry Whiting$1,200.00   328.5
June 20, 1862725Augustus E. Perry,
Trustee for Ellen R.
6Gusty Jones$1,200.00   547.5
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Eliza Hopkins$1,200.00   525.6
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Hellen Hopkins$1,200.00   481.8
June 20, 1862738Matilda W. Emory1Mary Johnson$1,200.00   394.2
June 21, 1862748Joshua A. Ritchie and
Mary L., his wife; Joseph
F. Cartory and Pierce
Shoemaker and Martha, his
2John Simms$1,200.00   569.4
June 21, 1862758Elisha J. Hall1George Tyler$1,200.00   547.5
June 21, 1862763Susan Worthington2Betsy Jokey$1,200.00   350.4
June 25, 1862771Sarah J. Summerville4Priscilla Wilson$1,200.00   525.6

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