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. slavesSlaves Claimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
June 21, 1862746John Little, guardian of
Julia A. Little
4Willie$3,200 for all 4  65.7
June 21, 1862746John Little, guardian of
Julia A. Little
4Lillie, Lucy Simms'
daughter
$3,200 for all 4  No value
June 21, 1862746John Little, guardian of
Julia A. Little
4John Hamilton, Lucy
Simms' son
$3,200 for all 4  613.2
June 30, 1862800Lucinda L. Matthews4Ann Jackson$3,400.00 for all 3  438
June 30, 1862800Lucinda L. Matthews4Matilda Miller$3,400.00 for all 3  153.3
June 30, 1862800Lucinda L. Matthews4Frederick Atkinson$3,400.00 for all 3  591.3
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Susan Vigel$3,500 for all 5  350.4
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Jane Vigel$3,500 for all 5  175.2
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Sally Washington$3,500 for all 5  372.3
June 17, 1862706Henry Naylor, admin of
George Naylor
5Aline Washington$3,500 for all 5  284.7

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