Court Slave Records for DC record example

    Court Slave Records for DC

    Records: 7,792Complete: 100%

    Slavery was abolished in the District of Columbia in April 1862. In order to receive compensation, loyal owners of freed slaves were required to file slave schedules. These records include emancipation papers with dates when certificates of freedom were issued to freed slaves, manumission papers that record the voluntary freeing of slaves by their owners, and case papers relating to fugitive slaves.

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    "Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/64/court-slave-records-for-dc: accessed November 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Court Slave Records for DC
    Total Records
    7,792Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    M433
    Published on Fold3
    13 Feb 2009
    Last Updated
    15 Feb 2009
    Description
    NARA M433. Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-63, including emancipation and manumission papers.