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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
April 29, 18621John Harry (amended by
substitution May 8, 1862)
28Rachel Tenyson600  262.8
May 5, 186212Ann J. Brown1Cecilia Caroline Hewont1200  503.7
May 5, 186213Sarah Jane O’Brien2Ellenora Bell1200.00 for both slaves  394.2
May 5, 186213Sarah Jane O’Brien2Caroline Bell1200.00 for both slaves  43.8
May 5, 186214James Tucker1Caroline500  197.1
May 5, 186215Joseph Harbaugh1Letty Carter500  350.4
May 5, 186216Sarah Boseman1Rose1100  458
May 5, 186217Samuel Drury1Mary E. Thomas----------  481.8
May 5, 186218Hugh W. Throckmorton8Lewis Sipes1200  394.2
May 5, 186218Hugh W. Throckmorton8Solomon Ford1400  525.6

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