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 29, 1862541Baker W. Johnson1Elias Raymond1200  394.2
May 29, 1862543Theodore Sheckels1Henry Duval400  175.2
May 29, 1862544Richard Southern1Henry Speaks180  17.52
May 29, 1862545Mary Hassan, colored1Henry Hassan600  525.6
May 29, 1862548William Tucker1Ralph Carter150  131.4
May 29, 1862550Alfred H. Boucher1Lucien Jones1400  438
May 29, 1862551James L. Boisean1Maria Shorter1200  547.8
May 29, 1862552George F. Harbin, Julia
A. Harbin, Sarah P.
Harbin
1Harriet Mills800  219
May 29, 1862553Lois E. Offutt1Nancy Scott500  306.6
May 29, 1862556Mary C. Krafft1James Beander1000  569.4

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