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. slaves SlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Cassy Millican700  306.6
May 28, 1862528Samuel Byington1Catharine1000  394.2
June 2, 1862590Mary Kay Wallace2Catharine A. Herbert1600.00 for both  284.7
May 14, 1862224Charles Inman, Trustee
and Margaret E. Skelley
5Catharine A. Key600  240.9
July 5, 1862920Charlotte Maria Dawes Catharine Baltimore$1,000.00   372.3
May 21, 1862346Elizabeth Brent6Catharine Brown100  65.7
May 26, 1862423Andrew Martine6Catharine Buchanan50  10.95
June 4, 1862633Sarah S. Hughes3Catharine Butler1000  438
June 2, 1862584Lydia L. English7Catharine Carpenter1000  547.5
May 28, 1862494Pierce Shoemaker20Catharine Foster600  131.4

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