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
May 13, 1862156Thomas T. Everett2Teresa Smith1200.00 for both  481.8
July 1, 1862831John A. Ruff1Teresa Pool$950.00   219
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Teresa Mathews620  306.6
June 10, 1862652John A. Peake3Teresa Clarke1200  503.7
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Teresa Brown350  284.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Tempe Burgess150200 87.6
June 21, 1862744John Little12Tabitha Rigney$1,000.00   350.4
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Sylvester Brooks1500  657
June 2, 1862604Leonard C. Cook8Susannah Harper4000.00 for all  525.6
June 25, 1862780Ann Green10Susanna Dorsey$1,100.00   503.7

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