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 16, 1862268Mary A. Paine6Emma E. Freeman800  262.8
May 18, 1862276Ann M. Forrest1Frederick Hepburn800  306.6
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Georgeanna Montgomery800  481.8
May 18, 1862282Morris Adler3Ann Bowie800  569.4
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16Samuel Brown800  438
May 18, 1862293Eliza Ott5Francis Coleman800  481.8
May 18, 1862293Eliza Ott5Ellen Coleman800  547.5
May 18, 1862294John Eliason4(ink spot) Washington800  300.9
May 18, 1862299Samuel Shreve3Eveline Clark800400 481.8
May 19, 1862301J. C. & H. A. Willard5James Montgomery800  547.5

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