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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
July 5, 1862929Joshua Pierce1James Beckett$1,200.00   -------------
July 5, 1862930Truman Lynch1William Smith$1,500.00   -------------
July 15, 1862959Allison Nailor6William Johnson$5,400.00 for all 6  -------------
July 15, 1862959Allison Nailor6Joseph Johnson$5,400.00 for all 6  -------------
July 15, 1862960Ellen J. Abbott by Geo.
D. Abbott
1Jennie Young$400,00  -------------
May 15, 1862242Elizabeth Buckhead8Sarah Forrest400  10.95
May 26, 1862423Andrew Martine6Catharine Buchanan50  10.95
July 5, 1862925Henry Tolson, adm. of of
G. H. Marriott
4Katy MeadNo value  10.95
July 5, 1862928Catharine McKnight1Mary Murray$300.00   10.95
July 5, 1862897London W. Worthington1Jennie Carter$400.00   105.12

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