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 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Ann Mochabee   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Louisa Mochabee   
June 28, 1862795Charles E. Sherman
(William Lee, conflicting
as to servants Henry,
Ann, Rose and Lou)
9Walter Garner   
June 21, 1862755Baruch Hall for son Harry
M.
1Thomas Sprigg$1,000,.00  262.8
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18Tom Williams$1,000.00   394.2
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18Chloe Dixon$1,000.00   394.2
June 18, 1862711William Swann, admin of
Meekey Lanham
1Eliza$1,000.00   219
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Ann Carter$1,000.00   284.7
June 18, 1862715Bladen Forrest8Sally Carter$1,000.00   438
June 20, 1862730Martha Maguire2Letty Ford$1,000.00   481.8

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