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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 26, 1862457Anthony Addison7Thomas Solomon2000.00 for all  219
June 20, 1862734Richard L. Ross,
Assignment to Wm. R.
Riley of 209.11
19Thomas Smith$1,500.00   613.2
May 7, 186286Eleazer Lindsley4Thomas Sidne (or
Tecumseh)
600  350.4
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Thomas Shorter1100  569.4
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Thomas Seibert1100  657
July 5, 1862887Cornelius G. Wideman,
Guardian
4Thomas Sefas or Cephas$1,000.00   262.8
May 22, 1862394Catyarina Miller, Thomas
W. Miller, Francis
Miller, George Miller,
Henry Miller, Eliza
Miller, and J. H. Hood
(H. Millers W. &
heirs
6Thomas Rusten1000  350.4
May 28, 1862526Harriet White21Thomas Rigney1000  223.6
June 25, 1862774Joshua Pierce10Thomas Rhodes$1,600.00   613.2
May 13, 1862209J. P. Taylor5Thomas Reynolds500  219

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