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 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Caroline Jenifer1000  219
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Charlotte Jenfer400  175.2
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Richard Jenifer400  175.2
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Louisa Jenifer300  98.55
May 26, 1862430Ann Maria Biscoe, Emma
Biscoe
6Neenah Jenifer300  98.55
May 23, 1862405Ann Maria Stone1William800  569.4
June 21, 1862742Ann Maria Summers1Lucy Gray or Jackson$1,000.00   394.2
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Sarah Collins900  131.4
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Thomas Doris1000  306.6
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Maria Doris700  43.8

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