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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 5, 1862896Charles E. Mix9Bill Hamilton Jones$400.00   219
June 17, 1862705Henry Naylor18Bill Wood$1,200.00   284.7
May 29, 1862549John A. Smith14Bill Woodley1000  613.2
May 27, 1862482William B. Kibbey,
Assignee of John Hoover
7Bill, Nancy's son400  131.4
July 5, 1862855Abel G. Davis1Billy$500.00   328.5
June 5, 1862639Jane E. Beall, Matilda B.
Beall, Margaret J. Beall
17Billy Smith600  262.8
May 19, 1862309Benjamin C. Card3Billy Walker350  87.6
July 15, 1862939William Noyes1Binah Reynolds$500.00   87.6
June 16, 1862686Mary Throckmorton, Josiah
Dent Trustee
6Blanche   131.4
May 23, 1862408William Hickey16Bob Butler700  525.6

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