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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186261Henry Hatton (colored)3George HattonCombined value of 3000.00  569.4
May 6, 186256Benjamin I. Fenwick5Joseph ShorterCombined value of 4000.00  262.8
May 6, 186256Benjamin I. Fenwick5Michael ShorterCombined value of 4000.00  394.2
May 6, 186256Benjamin I. Fenwick5Charles ShorterCombined value of 4000.00  438
May 6, 186256Benjamin I. Fenwick5Isaac ShorterCombined value of 4000.00  569.4
May 6, 186256Benjamin I. Fenwick5Nancy LeeCombined value of 4000.00  262.8
May 7, 186292Artimesia Bean3Charlotte Ann LockeCombined value of 500.00  459.9
May 7, 186292Artimesia Bean3Lewis Washington LockeCombined value of 500.00  48.8
May 7, 186292Artimesia Bean3Valinda Ann DershinCombined value of 500.00  No value
May 14, 1862228Gustavus Waters5John H. KamaCombined value of 5000.00  613.2

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