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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 20, 1862323Joseph Bryan1Hampton or Hamilton Pool500  131.4
May 20, 1862326Leonard ?Storm1Susan Butler800  525.6
May 20, 1862327Willis H. Marlow1Henry Calvert800  175.2
May 20, 1862328Peregrine W. Browning1Jane Simmons or Johnson800  328.5
May 20, 1862330Mary E. Banning1Ellen Gladden700  481.8
May 20, 1862331Noble Hurdle1Maria500  372.3
May 20, 1862335Judson Scott1Martha Dyer1400  459.9
May 21, 1862336Mary E. Lear1Nelly Sutton400  21.9
May 21, 1862337Elizabeth C. Seybold1Thomas Coleman1500  438
May 21, 1862338William Peters1Louisa Carter1000  394.29

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