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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 9, 1862144Clement Weeden3Harriet Ann Price1000  438
May 9, 1862144Clement Weeden3Benjamin Price300  109.5
May 9, 1862144Clement Weeden3Joseph Price200  65.7
May 9, 1862145Samuel A. H. Marks3Basil Chase1000  547.5
May 9, 1862145Samuel A. H. Marks3Lucy Magruder500.00 for Lucy and
May 9, 1862145Samuel A. H. Marks3Daniel Magruder500.00 for Lucy and
May 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6Daniel Fletcher4000.00 for the group  284.7
May 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6Mary Nelson4000.00 for the group  372.3
May 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6Jane Butler4000.00 for the group  394.2
May 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6Gaisly, Jane’s child4000.00 for the group  219

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