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
 Date DocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862172Rosa C. Gantt2Eliza Noble1000.00 for bothNo value No value
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Jeffrey Beall3200 for the group450 175.2
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Mary Lee3200 for the group750 328.5
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6William Lee3200 for the group350 131.4
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Loretta Lee3200 for the group200 87.6
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6John Lee3200 for the group400 175.2
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Male infant3200 for the group50 21.9
May 13, 1862174Lucy K. Miller, Maria
Miller, Harriet Smith,
William Miller
5Hannah4000.00 for the group  438
May 13, 1862174Lucy K. Miller, Maria
Miller, Harriet Smith,
William Miller
5Isabella4000.00 for the group  306.6
May 13, 1862174Lucy K. Miller, Maria
Miller, Harriet Smith,
William Miller
5John Joseph Shorter4000.00 for the group  175.2

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