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
July 5, 1862890Joseph L. Wilson1Mary Harrison$750.00   416.1
July 5, 1862891Thomas C. Magruder2Olivia Anderson$900.00 for both  109.5
July 5, 1862891Thomas C. Magruder2Emanuel Pinkwood$900.00 for both  219
July 5, 1862892Thomas H. Nelson1Hannah Davis$500.00   65.7
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Beverly Davis$2,000.00   657
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Nancy Holmes$1,200.00   503.7
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Thomas Holmes$600.00   131.4
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Arena Holmes$1,200.00   481.8
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Jefferson D. Holmes$300.00   43.8
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Maria Bowman$1,200.00   503.7

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