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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors Value Commissions ValueRemarks
May 8, 186297A. Richards2Francis Ignatius GardnerCombined value of 1000.00  131.4
May 8, 186297A. Richards2German Ignatius GardnerCombined value of 1000.00  175.2
May 8, 186298Margaret Ann Pierce2Mary E. Dorsey1000  503.7
May 8, 186298Margaret Ann Pierce1Rose Dorsey800  438
May 8, 186299Fannie Parker1Charles Gordon800  306.6
May 8, 1862100Dr. C. & James Edelin1Mary Brooks1000  438
May 8, 1862101Ann Kelley1Laura$500.00   $219.00
May 8, 1862102Benjamin T. Thom6Emily Dyson800  240.9
May 8, 1862102Benjamin T. Thom6Ann Dyson1000  438
May 8, 1862102Benjamin T. Thom6Delilah Dyson1000  438

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