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 ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862847Lorenzo Thomas3Lucy Berry$800.00   219
July 5, 1862847Lorenzo Thomas3George Berry$100.00   No value
July 5, 1862847Lorenzo Thomas3Lorenzo Berry$100.00   43.8
July 5, 1862848Simeon M. Johnson2Susan Matthews$1,000.00   438
July 5, 1862848Simeon M. Johnson2Lucy Ross------------  -------------
July 5, 1862849George and Thomas Parker1Horace Sprigg$600.00   109.5
July 5, 1862850Christopher L. O’Hare4Louisa Brooks$1,200.00   438
July 5, 1862850Christopher L. O’Hare4Washington Brooks$700.00   197.1
July 5, 1862850Christopher L. O’Hare4Caroline Brooks$450.00   131.4
July 5, 1862850Christopher L. O’Hare4George Brooks$200.00   65.7

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