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
May 23, 1862416Ulysses B. Ward4John, Alice's son2550.00 for all  87.6
May 23, 1862416Ulysses B. Ward4Mary Berlinda2550.00 for all  43.8
July 5, 1862930Truman Lynch1William Smith$1,500.00   -------------
May 27, 1862465Thompson Nailor3Albert Hickman500  197.1
May 27, 1862465Thompson Nailor3Ann Adams1000  438
May 27, 1862465Thompson Nailor3Maria Johnson200  87.6
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Louisa Forrest$9,700 for all 8  481.8
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Joseph Forrest$9,700 for all 8  547.5
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Jane Rosella Forrest$9,700 for all 8  547.5
June 21, 1862759Thomas Young8Martha Ann Forrest$9,700 for all 8  438

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