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 ValueAssessors ValueCommissions Value Remarks
July 15, 1862958Joseph t. Mitchell1Anna Timms$100.00   No value
July 15, 1862966Cornelia Baldwin1Milly Naughton$1,000.00   No proof
July 5, 1862896Charles E. Mix9Maria Myers$20.00   No claim
June 2, 1862600Anna Cecil9Mary Bryant800  No appearance
June 2, 1862601Ann Blake1Hannah Haden500  No appearance
June 10, 1862650Elizabeth Windsor1Lucy Ann Jones1200  No appearance
June 10, 1862651Charles J. Stewart10Sarah150  Claim withdrawn
July 5, 1862894John W. Clarke1Caroline$1,000.00   Claim withdrawn
May 28, 1862514Margaret A. Wood5Infant son2600.00 for the group  Born since Act
July 5, 1862895Marcha E. Nixon1Isaiah Carter$700.00   Apprentice, no
"July 5, 1862

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