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
May 5, 186225Fanny B. Ewell8Davy Martin800  131.4
May 5, 186228Sally T. Mathews6Gertrude SampsonGroup valued at 2200.00  131.4
May 6, 186235Thomas Donoho9Edward, Lydia’s son400  131.4
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Mary Ann Scott300  131.4
May 6, 186244Thomas Carberry (Ex’or of
R. H. Boaman)
3Maria800  131.4
May 6, 186252John Davidson15John Tilman400  131.4
May 6, 186259David Rawlings6Christine JonesCombined value of 2800.00  131.4
May 6, 186259David Rawlings6Caroline JonesCombined value of 2800.00  131.4
May 6, 186264William L. Doniphan1Lewis Digges500  131.4
May 6, 186270Mary Ann Haslip2Casper Hauser Hopkins450  131.4

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