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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Harriet Ann Brogden$100.00   43.8
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Ellen Brodgen------------  175.2
June 28, 1862794Verlinda Shaw10Caroline------------  350.4
May 23, 1862404Verlinda Nailor1John Beddo1000  569.4
June 14, 1862701Verlinda M. Wells2William Henry Harrison$2,400 for both  438
June 14, 1862701Verlinda M. Wells2Isaac Keppler$2,400 for both  569.4
May 26, 1862456Ulysses Ward2Rachel Cole800  350.4
May 26, 1862456Ulysses Ward2?Sebre Cole100  No value
May 23, 1862416Ulysses B. Ward4Alice Jones2550.00 for all  262.8
May 23, 1862416Ulysses B. Ward4Jennie, Alice's daughter2550.00 for all  131.4

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