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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 25, 1862774Joshua Pierce10Anna M. Rustin$1,200.00   438
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Anna Maria Sims500  175.2
July 5, 1862853Susan M. Burch3Anna Patterson$2,000.00 for all 3  438
July 15, 1862944Charles Lewman2Anna Peck$700.00   197.1
June 10, 1862648Ellen M. Brooks3Anna Shorter400  131.4
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Anna Stewart800  350.4
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Anna Thomas1000800 350.4
July 15, 1862958Joseph t. Mitchell1Anna Timms$100.00   No value
June 28, 1862791Thomas Knowles3Anna Trusty$400.00   240.9
May 22, 1862387Edward H. Edelin14Annanias9550.00 for all  175.2

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