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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 18, 1862716Andrew Mercer1Thomas Orem$400.00   ---------
June 20, 1862720William P. Drury1Priscilla McPhearson$300.00   87.6
June 20, 1862721Andrew J. Harding1George Brooks$1,500.00   591.3
June 20, 1862722John M. Roberts1Eliza Jordan$500.00   175.2
June 20, 1862727Emily Long1Lin$300.00   131.4
June 20, 1862728Robert R. Aylmer1Margaret Watkins$1,500.00   525.6
June 20, 1862729Henry Naylor, trustee of
Geo. Marbury
1James Williams$500.00   131.4
June 20, 1862735Isabella Morton1Sophia Hurd$1,500.00   438
June 20, 1862736Mary M. Dufieff1Maria$300.00   87.6
June 20, 1862738Matilda W. Emory1Mary Johnson$1,200.00   394.2

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