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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 20, 1862333Molley Moreland6Mace Johnson900  219
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Joanna Bell900  481.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Henrietta Sims900  481.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Mary Sims900  394.2
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Phil Dines9001150 503.7
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Elias Sims9001000 438
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Joanna Graham9001100 481.8
May 22, 1862356Baley Brown4Jane Rebecca Hanson900  438
May 22, 1862359Henry M. Morris1Bosquet Henry Shorter900  306.6
May 22, 1862367Mary Ann Clarke16Susan Hutchins900  306.6

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