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
June 2, 1862604Leonard C. Cook8Margella Harper4000.00 for all  87.6
June 2, 1862604Leonard C. Cook8Nancy Harper4000.00 for all  21.9
June 2, 1862604Leonard C. Cook8Levenna Harper4000.00 for all  21.9
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Jane Addison1000  206.6
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Nace Diggs800  350.4
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Louisa Addison800  306.6
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Charity Diggs800  262.8
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Ellen Addison700  262.8
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Harriet Addison700  197.1
June 6, 1862645Rebecca Sears8Alfred Addison400  131.4

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