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
May 9, 1862145Samuel A. H. Marks3Basil Chase1000  547.5
May 23, 1862406George M. Lothoran1Basil Gross1200  350.4
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Basil Gutridge400  131.4
May 6, 186236Charles Vinson9Basil Noland1500  613.2
May 28, 1862505Joseph W. Webb, guardian
of Sarah G. Anderson
5Beckey400  65.7
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Beckie Bell----------  No value
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Beckie Fletcher500200 87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Beckie Graham300400 175.2
July 1, 1862816J. Fenwick Young14Belinda Lewis$1,300.00   438
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Bell Smith300  87.6

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