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
May 6, 186243Louisa Kearney2Agnes BennetBoth valued at 1200.00  481.8
May 27, 1862469Michael Green2Agnes Brooks800  394.2
June 30, 1862799Lucinda S. Mathews,
Executrix of Henry C.
Matthews
7Agnes Curtis$50.00   43.8
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Agnes Fletcher700500 219
May 20, 1862317John Morning15Agness75  43.8
May 20, 1862314William I. Stone8Ailsey Pleasants1000  394.2
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Ailsy Howard50No value No value
June 12, 1862669Lucy B. Walker13Aisly Brown100  87.6
June 4, 1862627Mary Queen and Elizabeth
Queen
24Albert Bodely900  153.3
May 27, 1862491Mary C. Dean6Albert Clarke1600  613.2

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