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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Julia Smith$1,300.00   503.7
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Charles Dorsey$1,300.00   525.6
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Belinda Lewis$1,300.00   438
June 20, 1862725Augustus E. Perry,
Trustee for Ellen R.
Middleton
6Dawson Shaw$1,400.00   613.2
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Lewis Smith$1,400.00   525.6
June 28, 1862784Mary G. Wilson2Samuel$1,400.00   613.2
June 28, 1862787Henry for self and as
guardian of Henry L,
Angeline and Theodore
Barnes
3Cato$1,400.00   569.4
June 28, 1862788Samuel Riggs2John Fletcher$1,400.00   -------------
June 28, 1862790Rebecca Williams8Sophia Mason$1,400.00   306.6
June 30, 1862799Lucinda S. Mathews,
Executrix of Henry C.
Matthews
7William Sybolt$1,400.00   591.3

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