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 16, 1862255Francis Dodge, Exor.,
Robert P. Dodge, Trustee,
Emily Dodge, Mary
Thompson
5John Magruder1000  657
May 16, 1862270William A. Maddox2Jerre MitchellTotal value of 2100.00  657
May 18, 1862284Anne Blanchard2William Henry Taylor1000  657
May 19, 1862310Courtney Reeves3Andrew Chomp3000.00 total for all
three
  657
May 20, 1862324Melvena H. Bouie7Lemuel Perry6000.00 total for all
seven
  657
May 22, 1862390Absalom Brown1Ned Howard1500  657
May 23, 1862408William Hickey16Henry Garrett1500  657
May 26, 1862459Benjamin L. Bohrer13Alexander Green800  657
May 28, 1862506Jane C. Penn2Elias Lee1500  657
May 29, 1862547Catharine Thompson6William King1000  657

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