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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 30, 1862814Frederick Bates2Jemima Johnson$100.00   87.6
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Harriet Lewis$300.00   87.6
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Philip Dines$400.00   87.6
July 1, 1862822Thomas C. Cox for self,
and Francis V. Robinson,
Walter W. H. Robinson
6Ellen G. West$300.00   87.6
July 1, 1862825Maria Watterston6Jannet$300.00   87.6
July 1, 1862833Isabel Maury6Archy$4,200.00 for all 6  87.6
July 1, 1862839Mahlon Falconer1Ann Anderson$500.00   87.6
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Banks Etchison$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12George Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6
July 5, 1862857Charles Homiller12Fanny Hawkins$8,350.00 for all 12  87.6

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