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 13, 1862207Ann M. Wood3Henrietta Evans800  569.4
May 13, 1862211Ann MacDaniel2Susan Newton300  175.2
May 13, 1862211Ann MacDaniel2Toney Newton1500  613.2
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6George Allen------------  459.9
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Armstedd Turner------------  613.2
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Thomas Turner------------  131.4
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Lucy Turner------------  328.5
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Elizabeth Turner------------  481.8
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Cecelia Turner------------  438
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Mary Ayres600  65.7

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