Records of the Board of Commissioners for the Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-63.U. S. National Archives. Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1963.
MIC FLM E 453 U55 6 reels. 35 mm.
A law passed on April 16, 1862, 12 Stat. 376, abolished slavery in Washington, D. C.. Section 3 of that act authorized the President to appoint a board of three commissioners to examine petitions for compensation from the former owners of the slaves. This set reproduces the records of this Board now in the National Archives, including the texts of the individual petitions, which include a description of each slave and his or her monetary value.
Reel 1: Minutes of meetings, record of petitions, docket book, summary list of awards and final report of the Board of Commissioners.
Reel 2-6: Petitions.
Pamphlet Accompanying Microcopy No. 520, Washington: National Archives and Records Service, 1964.
Includes a description of items reproduced.