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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 16, 1862256Ann Harbaugh1Susan Taylor500  306.6
May 5, 186212Ann J. Brown1Cecilia Caroline Hewont1200  503.7
May 8, 1862101Ann Kelley1Laura$500.00   $219.00
May 22, 1862384Ann L. Hamilton4Nace Butler1500  481.8
May 22, 1862384Ann L. Hamilton4Margaret Lee800  219
May 22, 1862384Ann L. Hamilton4Sarah Lee1000  525.6
May 22, 1862384Ann L. Hamilton4Henny Lee   481.8
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Ezekiel Biscoe500  175.2
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Samuel Wilson800  153.3
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26John Bealle600  175.2

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