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
May 29, 1862548William Tucker1Ralph Carter150  131.4
May 29, 1862555Matilda Coyle5William Dant500  131.4
May 29, 1862555Matilda Coyle5Rachel Dant400  131.4
June 2, 1862569The Sisters of
Visitations of Georgetown
D. C.
12Cealia200  131.4
June 2, 1862570Lyde Griffith2Mary Washington100  131.4
June 2, 1862584Lydia L. English7Nelly Carpenter300  131.4
June 2, 1862595Walter Godey1Minty Clarke400  131.4
June 2, 1862610John P. Wheeler3James Wesley, Sarah's son1500.00 for all  131.4
June 3, 1862613Randolph Birch4Andrew, Elizabeth's son800  131.4
June 3, 1862619Judith C. Bayne3Lawrence Hensley800  131.4

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