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
July 5, 1862852Ellen J. King4Charles$1,000.00   481.8
July 5, 1862854William E. Howard3Ann Sophia Thomas$1,000.00   372.3
July 5, 1862861Sarah E. Lollers1Sarah Woodley$1,000.00   525.6
July 5, 1862869James L. Addison3Betty Ann Hampton$1,000.00   394.2
July 5, 1862870Elizabeth Goszler1Ann Maria Montgomery$1,000.00   438
July 5, 1862872Joseph Weaver, Thomas
Weaver
7John Sepas$1,000.00   153.3
July 5, 1862872Joseph Weaver, Thomas
Weaver
7Emily$1,000.00   481.8
July 5, 1862873Joseph Weaver3Maria$1,000.00   459.9
July 5, 1862875Erastus M. Chapin1Mary Lewis$1,000.00   394.2
July 5, 1862879Eleanor B. M. Hilleary4Spencer Snowden$1,000.00   569.4

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