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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862842William Christian6William Arthur Lee$1,700.00   ------------
July 5, 1862882Harriet E. Muncaster1Samuel Martin$1,700.00   481.8
June 20, 1862725Augustus E. Perry,
Trustee for Ellen R.
Middleton
6Gusty Shaw$1,800.00   700.8
June 28, 1862790Rebecca Williams8Henry Ambush$1,800.00   525.6
June 28, 1862790Rebecca Williams8John Thomas$1,800.00   547.5
July 5, 1862852Ellen J. King4Mace$1,800.00   306.6
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Frank Digges$1,800.00   744.6
July 5, 1862896Charles E. Mix9Charles Edward Wilson$1,800.00   613.2
June 17, 1862708Leonora M. Williams3Charlotte Jones$1,800.00 for all 3  65.7
June 17, 1862708Leonora M. Williams3Nancy Carter$1,800.00 for all 3  525.6

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