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 22, 1862363Emily W. Farquhar3Melinda1200.00 for all  87
June 17, 1862710William B. Robertson1Lewis Cammel$1,150.00   788.4
May 9, 1862143Francis L. Walsh7Charles100  76.65
July 15, 1862945Thomas F. Barnes2Ellen Middleton$500.00   76.65
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Frank Digges$1,800.00   744.6
May 6, 186261Henry Hatton (colored)3Henry HattonCombined value of 3000.00  700.8
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Samuel Collins1000  700.8
June 20, 1862725Augustus E. Perry,
Trustee for Ellen R.
Middleton
6Gusty Shaw$1,800.00   700.8
May 18, 1862291Ann Coseene Adams, Ann
Needam, William B. Lacy
(heirs of John Coseene)
4Hanson400  7.6
May 7, 186280James Walters3Maria BurleyCombined value of 2200.00  681.8

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