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
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Joseph Brown100  87.6
May 19, 1862302Eliza L. Young5William200  87.6
May 19, 1862304William G. H. Newman2Ann BoundsBoth valued at 1200.00
total
  87.6
May 19, 1862307Augusta W. Blair6Nancy Syphax800  87.6
May 19, 1862309Benjamin C. Card3Billy Walker350  87.6
May 19, 1862313George Rhodes4Eliza Hatton2000.00 total for all
four
  87.6
May 20, 1862325Henry S. Holley4Eddy300  87.6
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Sarah Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  87.6
May 21, 1862343Mary Fenwick3Robert Shorter1800.00 for all  87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Joseph Sims400  87.6

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