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)
Page 297 of 311    << < 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 > >>

records per page
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862842William Christian6William Arthur Lee$1,700.00   ------------
July 5, 1862906William Commack1Elizabeth Simms$1,000.00   372.3
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9William Hutchinson900  175.7
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9William H. Lee1100  651
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Francis X. Lee1200  569.4
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Theodore Lee1000  306.6
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Sophia Hutchinson-------  No value
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Mary C. Lee1400  
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Martha A. Lee1400  525.6
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Ellen Lee900  394.2

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