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 Value Assessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 13, 1862184John Marbury4George Martin10050 21.9
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Infant Fletcher5050 21.9
May 13, 1862193Christopher N. Thom1Wilson Brisco500475 208.05
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6Louis N. B. Lancaster1000450 197.1
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6Eliza Lancaster1500450 416.1
May 13, 1862171Jesse Lisson and Ann F.
Lisson
1Mary Gutrick500450 197.1
May 13, 1862172Rosa C. Gantt2Laura Noble1000.00 for both450 197.1
May 13, 1862173Margaret D. Loughborough6Jeffrey Beall3200 for the group450 175.2
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13Lucy Howard500450 197.1
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Barney Covington500450 197.1

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