New Compensated Emancipation Petitions Posted

As part of our ongoing work to examine race, slavery, and emancipation in Civil War DC, we have made 40 additional emancipation petitions available on the site. Our goal is to publish the remainder of the petitions–both those filed following the April act and those filed in pursuance of the supplemental act of July 12, 1862–by June 2013.

~Janel Cayer

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