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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 9, 1862117Ann Scott8Betty Bender6500.00 for the group  481.8
May 22, 1862366Margaret C. Barker33Betty Brisco1000  503.7
June 28, 1862789Stephen Gough and
Georgiana Gough
6Betty Greenwell$800.00   481.8
May 26, 1862458Louisa G. Beall2Betty Harris300  87.6
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Betty Hopp$100.00   No value
July 5, 1862893Columbus Alexander15Beverly Davis$2,000.00   657
June 28, 1862796Rachel M. A. Tolson, John
E. Turlon, executors of
William H. Turlon Jr.
16Beverly Gray$9,000.00 for all 16  87.6
May 13, 1862180Elizabeth A. Gallaher4Beverly Pullison1500  657
June 12, 1862660James M. Pumphrey2Bill Coates3000.00 for both  525.6
June 30, 1862807Esau Pickrell6Bill Green$300.00   87.6

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