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
 DateDocket PetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Isaac Montgomery1000  569.4
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Georgeanna Montgomery800  481.8
May 18, 1862280Bridgett Taylor, Wm. R.
Riley
4Elizabeth Montgomery400  178.2
May 22, 1862357Bushrod W. Farr5Rebecca Hill700  197.1
May 22, 1862357Bushrod W. Farr5Daniel Hill800  481.8
May 22, 1862357Bushrod W. Farr5Charles Hill600  306.6
May 22, 1862357Bushrod W. Farr5Alice Hill500  262.8
May 22, 1862357Bushrod W. Farr5John Hill300  153.3
May 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Lucy Jones1000  525.6
May 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Rebecca Henson1000  525.6

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