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 8, 186294Sarah Jones11George Jackson1000  613.2
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Charley Hues450  372.3
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Otho Hues350  306.6
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Louisa Seibert400  350.4
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Ida Seibert300  131.4
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Matilda Seibert900  481.8
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Harriet--------  21.9
May 8, 186294Sarah Jones11Kitty---------  21.9
July 15, 1862939William Noyes1Binah Reynolds$500.00   87.6
July 15, 1862938Dennis Johnson2George Quander$1,400.00   Not produced

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