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 Value Commissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Mary Ann Scott300  131.4
May 6, 186240Robert Prout2Landonia700  525.6
May 6, 186240Robert Prout2Charity350  572.3
May 6, 186241Joseph Follansbee2Harriet BoydBoth valued at 1400.00  262.8
May 6, 186241Joseph Follansbee2Wm. Thomas Clinton BoydBoth valued at 1400.00  262.8
May 6, 186242Marinus Willett1Harriet600  435
May 6, 186243Louisa Kearney2Agnes BennetBoth valued at 1200.00  481.8
May 6, 186243Louisa Kearney2Anne BennetBoth valued at 1200.00  87.6
May 6, 186244Thomas Carberry (Ex’or of
R. H. Boaman)
3Maria800  131.4
May 6, 186244Thomas Carberry (Ex’or of
R. H. Boaman)
3Scye1500  153.3

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