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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 15, 1862238Everett Mac7Casper Barber800  175.2
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Henry Sims800  175.9
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Adel Frances Davis800  438
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Carharine Ann Davis800  459.9
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Indiana Davis800  569.4
May 15, 1862241George Mattingley10Adelade Miles800  481.8
May 16, 1862255Francis Dodge, Exor.,
Robert P. Dodge, Trustee,
Emily Dodge, Mary
Thompson
5Emilene Magruder800  438
May 16, 1862262Charles Hume6Richard Ware800  (covered with ink)
May 16, 1862264William T. Duval, Robert
L. Adamson (trustees)
3Margaret Tyler800  284.7
May 16, 1862268Mary A. Paine6Ariana Turley800  197.1

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