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)
Page 301 of 311    << < 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 >

records per page
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 22, 1862362William H. Magruder,
Montgomery Co., Md.
2Clara Douglas100  65.7
May 27, 1862480William H. Moore2Winny Dines400  175.2
May 27, 1862480William H. Moore2George Dines800  525.6
May 14, 1862220William H. Morrison1Marcia Lee700  262.8
May 23, 1862395William H. Stewart1Sally Johnson1000  438
May 13, 1862206William H. Temms2Hannah Johnson1000  219
May 13, 1862206William H. Temms2Aloysius Johnson100  87.6
July 5, 1862858William H. V. Brown2Martha Vondrey$800.00   306.6
July 5, 1862858William H. V. Brown2William Vondrey$1,500.00   569.4
May 23, 1862408William Hickey16John Massi1500  525.6

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