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 ValueRemarks
May 5, 186231Eglantine Randolph1Louisa1000  262.8
May 5, 186232Jesse Wilham, guard.1Sophronia Chase1200  459.9
May 5, 186233Elias Travers1Henrietta Queen400  87.6
May 29, 1862541Baker W. Johnson1Elias Raymond1200  394.2
May 29, 1862542Mary E. Blake2Isabel Tolson1000.00 for both  481.8
May 29, 1862542Mary E. Blake2Ella Tolson, Isabel's
child
1000.00 for both  43.8
May 29, 1862543Theodore Sheckels1Henry Duval400  175.2
May 29, 1862544Richard Southern1Henry Speaks180  17.52
May 29, 1862545Mary Hassan, colored1Henry Hassan600  525.6
May 29, 1862546Nancy Parker2Louisa Rhodes600  372.3

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