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 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6George, Jane’s child4000.00 for the group  109.5
May 13, 1862146Mary C. Fenwick6Lizzie, Jane’s child4000.00 for the group  43.8
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5Ellen1800.00 for the group  394.2
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5Wallis1800.00 for the group  197.1
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5George1800.00 for the group  153.3
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5James1800.00 for the group  87.6
May 13, 1862147Richard Butt5Caroline1800.00 for the group  87.6
May 13, 1862148Ann E. Newton2Mary Lee1200.00 for both  197.1
May 13, 1862148Ann E. Newton2Louisa Cook1200.00 for both  394.2
May 13, 1862149Thomas I. Carper1James Thomas1200  525.6

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