District of Columbia, U.S., Slave Emancipation Records, 1851-1863

NARA describes the records in this database as follows: “This microfilm publication reproduces all the records relating to slavery in the District of Columbia that were kept by the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia. These … include emancipation papers, manumission papers, 1857–63, and case papers relating to fugitive slaves, 1851–63.” This is [...]