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, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Phebe Gray500300 131.4
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Nebraska Bell Gray700400 197.4
May 13, 1862185Joseph M. Fearson9Abraham Dixie Gray480100 43.8
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Anna Thomas1000800 350.4
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3William Henry Thomas900500 219
May 13, 1862186Samuel Fearson3Ann Maria Thomas700300 131.4
May 13, 1862187John Moore2Robert L. Thomas500No value No value
May 13, 1862187John Moore2Josephine L. Thomas300No value No value
May 13, 1862188Margaret Ann Hutchinson1James Shan1200400 613.2
May 13, 1862189Catharine Osborn1Elizabeth Daniel100  394.2

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