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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 20, 1862317John Morning15Mary250  109.5
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Veronica Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  109.5
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Geneva Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  109.5
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Sarah Toyer600  109.5
May 22, 1862367Mary Ann Clarke16Jack Clarke200  109.5
May 22, 1862367Mary Ann Clarke16William Ridgley50  109.5
May 22, 1862381Rosalie Edelin3Francis Young300  109.5
May 23, 1862403Judson Nailor6Alfred Ward4,850.00 for all  109.5
May 23, 1862409Mary Darne4Cynthia Carter1400.00 for all  109.5
May 26, 1862423Andrew Martine6Charles Buchanan250  109.5

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