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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 20, 1862731Elizabeth Miner2Fanny Jackson$2,200.00 for both  481.8
June 17, 1862704Woodford Slone2Barney Clarke$2,300 for both  481.8
June 17, 1862704Woodford Slone2George Clarke$2,300 for both  328.5
July 5, 1862917Judson Richardson2Reny Ann$2,300.00 for both  438
July 5, 1862917Judson Richardson2Johanna$2,300.00 for both  394.2
June 14, 1862701Verlinda M. Wells2William Henry Harrison$2,400 for both  438
June 14, 1862701Verlinda M. Wells2Isaac Keppler$2,400 for both  569.4
June 20, 1862719Edward M. Linthicum4Elizabeth$2,500.00 for all 4  372.3
June 20, 1862719Edward M. Linthicum4Martha$2,500.00 for all 4  438
June 20, 1862719Edward M. Linthicum4Jenny $2,500.00 for all 4  438

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