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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 26, 1862420I. Frank Brown1Henrietta Johnson400350350153.3
May 26, 1862424Horace White1Florida600  328.5
May 26, 1862425Charles Miller1Milly Jordan500  219
May 26, 1862428Susan A. Chapman1Mary Elizabeth Taylor900  438
May 26, 1862431Angelica Chen1Sallie Coates1000  219
May 26, 1862432Emma Biscoe1Parallee Docket150  54.75
May 26, 1862433Isaac Seaggs1John Stewart800  306.6
May 26, 1862440Martha E. Barnes1Jess Johnson200  ------------
May 26, 1862443Harriet Donohoe1Eliza700  175.2
May 26, 1862444John W. Wells1Harriet Hawkins1300  525.6

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