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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
July 15, 1862943Mary A. Smith4James Brown$3,500.00 for all 4  No value
July 15, 1862958Joseph t. Mitchell1Anna Timms$100.00   No value
May 9, 1862121Martin Buell2Caroline Jackson800  Not allowed
July 15, 1862937Martha E. Harris1Mary Ann$1,000.00   Not produced
July 15, 1862938Dennis Johnson2George Quander$1,400.00   Not produced
July 15, 1862938Dennis Johnson2Niel Quander$1,400.00   Not produced
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6George Smith4000  Not produced & no
proof
June 2, 1862573Philip Mackey6Nancy Holmes100  See no. 893
May 6, 186236Charles Vinson9Harrison Meekins1500  Withdrawn
May 15, 1862235Susan K. Williams2Laura Jackson1000Withdrawn Wm. B. Boggs

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