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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Julia Burgess300  197.1
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Jane Walker or Burgess1000  481.8
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Susan Burgess1000  481.8
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Sarah Burgess100  481.8
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Margaret Burgess1000700 525.6
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11George Burgess1000700 394.2
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Josephine Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Tempe Burgess150200 87.6
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Millie Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Alice Burgess150250 109.5

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