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 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Wesley Snowden8000.00 for all  635.1
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Rosa Brown8000.00 for all  175.2
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Thomas Brown8000.00 for all  613.2
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Robert Brown8000.00 for all  591.3
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Frank Brown8000.00 for all  569.4
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Wesley Brown8000.00 for all  284.7
May 21, 1862353Alex T. Bully2Sarah Fairfax800.00 for both  481.8
May 21, 1862353Alex T. Bully2Alice Fairfax800.00 for both  65.7
June 2, 1862611Samuel B. Anderson2Chloe Marshal800.00 for both  87.6
June 2, 1862611Samuel B. Anderson2William800.00 for both  306.6

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