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
June 3, 1862619Judith C. Bayne3Sophia Hensley1500  306.6
June 5, 1862637Mary Walker4Sophia Hanson600  350.4
June 16, 1862680Peter G. Washington5Sophia Gantt100  21.9
July 5, 1862867Arianna J. Lyles13Sophia Ford$8,790.00 for all 13  No value
May 20, 1862332Gabriel Coakley8Sophia Coakley3300.00 total for all
eight
  197.1
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Sophia Clements800  262.8
June 20, 1862740Philip T. Berry13Sophia Beall$11,000.00 for all 13  131.4
May 23, 1862396Waller M. Talbott1Sophia Bateson500  43.8
May 15, 1862249John Foster3Sophia BarnesAll valued at 1000.00  (covered by ink)
May 7, 186286Eleazer Lindsley4Sophia500  175.2

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