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. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
June 28, 1862785Joshua Morsell3Davy Hayes$1,600.00 for all 3  131.4
June 28, 1862789Stephen Gough and
Georgiana Gough
6Emily Greenwell$400.00   131.4
June 30, 1862802Thomas Blogden3Walter Boyd$1,080.00 for all 3  131.4
June 30, 1862802Thomas Blogden3John Boyd$1,080.00 for all 3  131.4
June 30, 1862803Presley W. Dorsey4James Broten$300.00   131.4
June 30, 1862805Ann MacDaniel of
Queensboro Chapel
6Thomas Turner------------  131.4
July 1, 1862818Clementina L. Young2Barbara Dines$500.00   131.4
July 1, 1862820William Pressy5Laura Ann Coquire$300.00   131.4
July 1, 1862823Martha Isherwood3Caddy Foreman$2,000.00 for all 3  131.4
July 1, 1862825Maria Watterston6Charles$500.00   131.4

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