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 25, 1862778James White1Henry White$200.00   175.2
June 30, 1862799Lucinda S. Mathews,
Executrix of Henry C.
7Madaline Curtis$200.00   109.5
June 30, 1862811John L. Johns, Lucy
Johns, William L.
Darrell, Virginia E.
4William Henry$200.00   43.8
June 30, 1862812Cornelia Munson1Dolly Munson$200.00   87.6
July 1, 1862815William Jones3Annie Hill$200.00   175.2
July 1, 1862822Thomas C. Cox for self,
and Francis V. Robinson,
Walter W. H. Robinson
6Nancy West$200.00   43.8
July 1, 1862822Thomas C. Cox for self,
and Francis V. Robinson,
Walter W. H. Robinson
6Charles Carter$200.00   43.8
July 1, 1862834James W. McDaniel,
2Lucy$200.00   175.2
July 5, 1862850Christopher L. O’Hare4George Brooks$200.00   65.7
July 5, 1862887Cornelius G. Wideman,
4Anna Brown$200.00   43.8

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