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 ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862940Philip R. Fendall1Henry Tate$400.00   153.8
July 15, 1862941Joseph H. Bradley1Louisa Carter$1,000.00   $219.00
July 15, 1862942A. Thomas Bradly, Trustee
for E. M. Bradly
1Ginnie Dorsey-------------  525.6
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Emmeline Jackson$3,500.00 for all 4  262.8
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Boker$3,500.00 for all 4  350.4
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4James Brown$3,500.00 for all 4  No value
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4Thomas Carter$3,500.00 for all 4  131.4
July 15, 1862944Charles Lewman2Anna Peck$700.00   197.1
July 15, 1862944Charles Lewman2Elnora Peck$800.00   438
July 15, 1862945Thomas F. Barnes2Ellen Middleton$500.00   76.65

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