Court Slave Records for DC record example

Court Slave Records for DC

Records: 7,792 · Complete: 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//title/64/court-slave-records-for-dc: accessed December 2, 2021)

Publication Title
Court Slave Records for DC
Total Records
7,792 · Complete: 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.