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, 1862529William H. Champion1Clara Bradley800  438
May 28, 1862530Sallie E. Pearce1George Elzey1200  569.4
May 28, 1862531Jeremiah Stevens1Kate Warren800  219
May 28, 1862532James Selden for minor
son Albert Augustus
Selden
1Henrietta Henson1000  459.9
May 28, 1862533James Selden1Harriet Johnson500  65.7
May 28, 1862534George Mechlin1Minnie Maddox200  87.6
May 28, 1862536Mary Jones1Lewis Neale1200  438
May 28, 1862537John W. Mankin1Emma Rebecca Netter300  153.3
May 28, 1862538Robert L. McPherson1Dory Slaton1000  569.4
May 28, 1862539Sarah B. Adams1Joanna Penn1000  525.6

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