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, 186252John Davidson15Charles Tilman300  87.6
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Grace Digges200  43.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15July Tilman600  481.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Susan Green600  481.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Ann Green500  262.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Mary Green200  87.6
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Martha Green100  43.8
May 6, 186252John Davidson15Eliza Tilman200  65.7
May 6, 186253Thomas B. Dawson2Maria Jenkins800  262.8
May 6, 186253Thomas B. Dawson2Henrietta Jenkins800  350.4

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