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
May 13, 1862154Henry T. Dixon1William Johnson1000  525.6
May 13, 1862157Samuel Stott1William Burrell1000  175.2
May 13, 1862166Richard A. Boarman1George Curtis600800 350.4
May 13, 1862167Elizabeth C. Pearce1Henry Wheeler900800 350.4
May 13, 1862168David Moore1Mary Crawford1000  No value
May 13, 1862171Jesse Lisson and Ann F.
Lisson
1Mary Gutrick500450 197.1
May 13, 1862176Susanna Boarman1Trecy Harper1000  438
May 13, 1862178Alfred A. Sloane1Milly Blake500  175.2
May 13, 1862179Sarah A. Abbott1Leah Dorman1500  X
May 13, 1862188Margaret Ann Hutchinson1James Shan1200400 613.2

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