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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 9, 1862127Green Adams2Martha3000.00 for both  525.6
May 9, 1862128Sally Murray, Martin King2Margaret3000.00 for both  219
May 9, 1862128Sally Murray, Martin King2Miranda3000.00 for both  481.8
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Wesley1800  525.6
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Louisa, Wesley's wife1000  372.3
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Bob, Wesley and Louisa's
son
800  306.6
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Mary, Wesley and Louisa's
daughter
350  131.4
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Ellenora, Wesley and
Louisa's daughter
250  65.7
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Kitty1000  481.8
May 9, 1862129Col. T. L. Alexander7Ann600  219

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