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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Nelly Mitchell1000  197.1
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Mary Smith1000  503.7
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21James Dangerfield50  43.8
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Kitty Mitchell1200  525.6
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Joseph L. Burnett50  21.9
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21John Mitchell1200  613.2
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Anthony Jefferson1700  569.4
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21Jenny Butler350  21.9
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21William Butler1500  569.4
May 13, 1862163Catharine Pearson21George Dover1500  438

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