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
 DateDocketPetitioners No. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
July 15, 1862948Susan Keene1Adam Lee$1,500.00   569.4
July 15, 1862955Ann E. Jones1Magdelene$700.00   306.6
July 15, 1862957Ann Sheehy1Harriet Jackson$800.00   197.1
July 15, 1862958Joseph t. Mitchell1Anna Timms$100.00   No value
July 15, 1862960Ellen J. Abbott by Geo.
D. Abbott
1Jennie Young$400,00  -------------
July 15, 1862963Matilda Hamilton1Susan Blackstone$800.00   219
July 15, 1862964John Fred May1Kitty Wilson$200.00   131.4
July 15, 1862965Edwin Wallace, Elizabeth
B. Wallace, Mary E.
Wallace, William A.
Wallace, Roberta A.
Robinson, Emma B.
1?Jacquet Brooks$500.00   153.3
July 15, 1862966Cornelia Baldwin1Milly Naughton$1,000.00   No proof
May 7, 186271Martha Manning10Judy HarrisCombined value of 8000.00  43.8

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