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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8George100  21.9
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Jemima Brown100  21.9
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Daniel Brown1000  328.5
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Cornelia Hampton1000  175.2
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Caroline West1000  284.7
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Julia Wallace1100  399.2
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Noah Wallace800  219
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Daniel Wallace800  219
May 8, 1862115Catharine Windsor8Lester Wallace700  197.1
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Dennis Magruder6500.00 for the group  43.8

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