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

records per page
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Alfred Lee$1,000.00   306.6
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Edmond Lee$850.00   240.9
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Leslie Lee$650.00   175.2
June 20, 1862737Amos Denham, Trustee of
A. E. Balman
6Lettie Lee$450.00   87.6
June 20, 1862732Ammon Green2Charles Mahoney$500.00   131.4
June 20, 1862732Ammon Green2Friday Herbert$100.00   43.8
June 3, 1862615Amelia Tilghman, colored1Fanny Lee200  93.8
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Rachel Clarke1000  306.6
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10James H. Clarke1500  613.2
June 3, 1862620Aloysia Graham10Robert Clarke1400  547.5

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