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, 1862190Fielder Magruder6Maria Williams200200 87.6
May 18, 1862297John C. Rives3Charles Sumner Jones---------200 175.2
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Charlotte Sims300200 87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Peter Graham500200 87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Lucy Graham200200 87.6
May 21, 1862345George Washington Young69Beckie Fletcher500200 87.6
May 26, 1862418William A. Todd1Jim Dashiell40020020087.6
May 13, 1862170John E. Meale6John Lancaster30001500 657
May 13, 1862198Selby B. Leaggs13John Howard15001500 657
May 13, 1862169James W. West, Eliza M.
West
11Josephine Burgess100150 65.7

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