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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 28, 1862502Francis I. Fugett1Jon Mitchell1000  569.4
May 28, 1862503Oliver H. P. Clarke1Richard Proctor1000  569.4
May 28, 1862504Joseph W. Webb1William Harrod900  547.8
May 28, 1862509Martha T. Hall1Cecilia Walker1200  528.6
May 28, 1862513Thomas Pursell1Minty Gross500  131.4
May 28, 1862515Christopher Grammar,
Executor of G. C. Grammar
1Lucretia Leonard400  131.4
May 28, 1862519Theodore Bailey1Maria220  175.2
May 28, 1862522Josiah Harding1Eliza Coquine   94.2
May 28, 1862527Mary F. E. Purcell1Patsy Wheeler1400  481.8
May 28, 1862528Samuel Byington1Catharine1000  394.2

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