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

records per page
 DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Sarah Heres----------No value No value
May 13, 1862201Susanna Munroe2Judy Smith100  No value
May 13, 1862210Harriet Smith8Mary Grant100  No value
May 14, 1862218Benjamin Beall4Washington--------  No value
May 15, 1862233William D. C. Murdock9Sophia Hutchinson-------  No value
May 16, 1862253William C. Greenleaf2Dinah Patrick------------  No value
May 16, 1862259Sarah Ann Grieves11Young childAll valued at 5000.00  No value
May 16, 1862259Sarah Ann Grieves11Winna A. GreenleafAll valued at 5000.00  No value
May 20, 1862334Thomas H. Barrow2Sarah Harrison150  No value
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Beckie Bell----------  No value

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