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 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Nancy Grey800  109.5
May 26, 1862429Ann M. Biscoe, Angelica
Cohen, Emma Biscoe
26Juliet Coleman300  109.5
May 26, 1862439Francis M. Jarboe6Susan Campbell800  109.5
May 26, 1862442Robert Gunnell, Colored10Thomas200  109.5
May 26, 1862451Hannah McCormick, Harriet
McCormick, Sophia
McCormick, Mary E.
McCormick, Margaret
2Harriet Cox200  109.5
May 27, 1862479William Marshal1Mary Boyd350  109.5
May 28, 1862505Joseph W. Webb, guardian
of Sarah G. Anderson
5Betty400  109.5
May 28, 1862511Renaldo J. Bowen2William Mathews300  109.5
May 28, 1862514Margaret A. Wood5Henrietta2600.00 for the group  109.5
May 29, 1862549John A. Smith14Isaac Mason500  109.5

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