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, 1862180Elizabeth A. Gallaher4Harriet Cross700  219
May 13, 1862180Elizabeth A. Gallaher4Lucy Cross300  21.9
May 13, 1862181Mary Ann Hale4Rosanna Gordon1200  438
May 13, 1862181Mary Ann Hale4William Gordon500  175.2
May 13, 1862181Mary Ann Hale4Alexander Gordon300  87.6
May 13, 1862181Mary Ann Hale4Caroline Lucas1000  438
May 13, 1862182John w. Fitzhugh2Mandy Snell1800.00 for both  503.7
May 13, 1862182John w. Fitzhugh2Jerry Snell1800.00 for both  109.5
May 13, 1862183Daniel Bryan2Milly Goodall600500 319
May 13, 1862183Daniel Bryan2Emily Goodall9001200 525.6

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