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
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9Anthony Lloyd, Mary
Bryant's son
1100  
June 5, 1862636Allen Dodge7Anthony Washington8000.00 for all  306.6
June 2, 1862568Nancy Allnutt1Aquilla Butler800  372.3
May 7, 186275Edwin Cotton2Archey Morton1500  481.8
May 28, 1862526Harriet White21Archibald Rigney1200  569.4
July 1, 1862833Isabel Maury6Archy$4,200.00 for all 6  87.6
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13Archy Nash800  569.4
May 7, 186289Robert L. Teel8Arcilla Johnson600  175.2
June 5, 1862642Robert Read1Areana Dorsey800  525.6
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Arena Holmes$1,200.00   481.8

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