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 16, 1862272Anthony Thompson1Marcia Dodson600  65.7
July 5, 1862877Arian Tweedy1Frank Marshall1,200.00  525.6
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Randall Ford$8,790.00 for all 13  131.4
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Andrew Contee$8,790.00 for all 13  547.5
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13David Oliver$8,790.00 for all 13  438
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Henry Rosier$8,790.00 for all 13  153.3
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Hanibal Rosier$8,790.00 for all 13  197.1
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Sophia Ford$8,790.00 for all 13  No value
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Chia Bowman$8,790.00 for all 13  43.8
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Eliza Rosier$8,790.00 for all 13  350.4

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