Court Slave Records for DC Free
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. …More
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Records of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Relating to Slaves, 1851-1863. Original data from: The National Archives
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