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, 1862557Fanny P. L. Branaugh1Maria Montgomery200  43.8
May 29, 1862559Anne M. Hurley1Eliza Macoy600  350.4
May 29, 1862561Maria Clark1Jacob Stephens(illegible)  306.6
May 29, 1862563Henry M. Dellinger1Benjamin Belt1000  591.3
May 29, 1862564Sarah T. Simpson1Ellen Worthy500  284.71
May 29, 1862565Annie E. Taylor1Sallie Jones800  219
June 2, 1862566Elenora Knott1Betsy Wood574  438
June 2, 1862567Charles L. Middleton1Sam Noble1500  262.8
June 2, 1862568Nancy Allnutt1Aquilla Butler800  372.3
June 2, 1862574Richard W. Carter1Henry Lee1500  569.4

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