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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 14, 1862223Charles R. Bell7Harriet BowieTotal value for all of
5600.00
  525.6
May 14, 1862223Charles R. Bell7Andrew BowieTotal value for all of
5600.00
  603.2
May 14, 1862223Charles R. Bell7Hamilton BowieTotal value for all of
5600.00
  438
May 14, 1862223Charles R. Bell7Eliza BowieTotal value for all of
5600.00
  438
May 14, 1862223Charles R. Bell7Henry AugustusTotal value for all of
5600.00
  219
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Harry Barber900  394.2
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Rachel Barber800  306.6
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Harry Barber Jr.737  109.5
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Mary Ellen Barber925  416.6
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Sarah Ellen Barber925  377.3

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