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, 1862197Robert K. Nevett6Andrew Jackson150100 43.8
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Ailsy Howard50No value No value
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13David Howard1000600 262.8
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13John Howard15001500 657
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Albert Howard1200750 328.5
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Lucy Howard500450 197.1
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Edward Howard400  43.8
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Maria Gross1200900 394.2
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Laura Gross250250 109.5
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Margaret Gross200100 213.8

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