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
June 3, 1862613Randolph Birch4Simon Walker600  87.6
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Martha Clarke300  87.6
June 4, 1862622Thomas L. Perry and Louis
F. Perry
3Zora Canter600  87.6
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Cicily Talbott50  87.6
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Bell Smith300  87.6
June 6, 1862644Sarah Forrest4Rachel Hopp300  87.6
June 11, 1862656Mary M. Manning2Harriet Gassaway1500.00 for both  87.6
June 12, 1862665Eliza B. Mills1Eliza Waters300  87.6
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Hannibal Hall200  87.6
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Aisly Brown100  87.6

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