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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Sally Coleman800  459.9
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Alice Coleman500  262.8
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Laura Coleman400  147.1
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Juliet Coleman300  109.5
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Martha Hebert800  481.8
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Henry Hebert600  306.6
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Frederick Coleman150  65.7
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26William Coleman----------  21.92
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Maria Beall1000  350.4
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Nicholas Beall400  262.8

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