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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Amanda Fledvert14001150 503.7
May 28, 1862510Eliza Duvall3Amanda Augustus Harris1000  503.7
May 13, 1862206William H. Temms2Aloysius Johnson100  87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Aloysius Bell1200  438
July 1, 1862835Thomas Lyddane1Aloysius$700.00   197.1
May 7, 186283Samuel Norment5Allice600  219
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Aline Washington$3,500 for all 5  284.7
July 5, 1862854William E. Howard3Alice Thomas$500.00   240.9
June 25, 1862771Sarah J. Summerville4Alice Syas$800.00   459.9
May 13, 1862153Peter Von Esson20Alice Savage700  394.2

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