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 20, 1862314William I. Stone8Tom Pleasants1000  284.7
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Ann M. Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  350.4
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Mary Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  306.6
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Mary Ann Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  284.7
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Sophia Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  197.1
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 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Sarah Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  87.6
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Gertrude Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  43.8
May 26, 1862453Lucy E. Mattingly,
Executor
8Sophia1200  394.2

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