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 9, 1862125Bushrod W. Reed3Jack Jones500  175.2
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17John Dodson1200  438
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17William Snowden1300  438
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Sylvester Brooks1500  657
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Edward Howard1400  547.5
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Henry 500  No value
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Maria1000  350.4
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Sallie1000  350.4
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Henny Howard1200  525.6
June 3, 1862616Caroline E. Sanders17Nelly Arnold350  65.7

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