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
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7Julia Branson400  
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7William Branson1200  
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7Mary Ann Branson1000  
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7Horace Branson1200  
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7James Branson800  
May 22, 1862386Smith Minor7Frank Branson600  
May 22, 1862392Joseph Beasley7John Butler500  306.6
May 22, 1862392Joseph Beasley7Harriet Butler500  131.4
May 22, 1862392Joseph Beasley7Betty Ann Butler1200  481.8
May 22, 1862392Joseph Beasley7Ned Thomas700  175.2

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