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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 27, 1862464Susannah P. Bryan2Caroline Henson300  131.4
May 27, 1862472Ann M. Hill2Mary Fletcher800  131.4
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Bill, Nancy's son400  131.4
May 27, 1862486John Van Riswick3George Barton300  131.4
May 28, 1862494Pierce Shoemaker20Catharine Foster600  131.4
May 28, 1862508Elizabeth Crawford3Clinton Lee150  131.4
May 28, 1862513Thomas Pursell1Minty Gross500  131.4
May 28, 1862515Christopher Grammar,
Executor of G. C. Grammar
1Lucretia Leonard400  131.4
May 28, 1862518Ann Pickrell7Sarah Collins900  131.4
May 28, 1862540William L. Hoyle, William
R. Woodward, Trustee
(Claim $166.17 of Mary)
& John C. McKilden
3Mary Dyson1000  131.4

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