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 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Josephine Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Millie Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Cynthia Burgess100150 65.7
May 13, 1862184John Marbury4Henry Morris100150 65.7
May 15, 1862239Elizabeth Abbott11Cora Davis100  65.7
May 16, 1862272Anthony Thompson1Marcia Dodson600  65.7
May 18, 1862288George W. Falburll16James Jackson100  65.7
May 20, 1862317John Morning15John75  65.7
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Jerry Gordon50150 65.7
May 21, 1862346Elizabeth Brent6Catharine Brown100  65.7

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