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
May 28, 1862504Joseph W. Webb1William Harrod900  547.8
May 28, 1862505Joseph W. Webb, guardian
of Sarah G. Anderson
5Charles900  No value
May 28, 1862511Renaldo J. Bowen2Charlotte Mathews900  284.7
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Sarah Collins900  131.4
May 28, 1862526Harriet White21Matilda Carroll900  262.8
May 28, 1862526Harriet White21Charles Henry Rigney900  262.8
June 2, 1862569The Sisters of
Visitations of Georgetown
D. C.
12Mary Elizabeth Tighlman900  350.4
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Margaret Clarke900  394.2
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
24Albert Bodely900  153.3
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
24Edward Bodely900  219

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