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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186244Thomas Carberry (Ex’or of
R. H. Boaman)
3Stephen1500  547.5
May 6, 186245Margaret A. Goddard1Eliza Jones1200  481.8
May 6, 186246Jonathan Prout3Isaac Brown300  87.6
May 6, 186246Jonathan Prout3Joshua Johnson500  ---------
May 6, 186246Jonathan Prout3Henry Lee1000  547.5
May 6, 186247Ann E. Robertson1Henry Burges1000  481.8
May 6, 186248Ann Robertson1Isaac Clarke1500  569.4
May 6, 186249John E. Carter3James Thomas1500  569.4
May 6, 186249John E. Carter3Jinney500  384.2
May 6, 186249John E. Carter3Winney Butler100  No value

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