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Authentic and complete issue of the Daily National Intelligencer,Washington, June 16, 1862, 4pp., disbound, VG. The first column describes the report, “List of Claimants and of Claims Preferred Before the the Emanciaption Commission ...”. Compensated Emancipation Act, was a law that ended slavery in Washington, D.C. by paying slave owners for releasing their slaves. Although not written by him, the act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on April 16, 1862. April 16 is now celebrated in the city as Emancipation Day. This newspaper is extraordinary in that it prints the Claimants Name, The Number of Slaves Owned by that Claimant, the Names of Slaves, and the Owners’ value of those Slaves. This issues prints six columns with both the front and back page completely filled with this listing. There are perhaps 700 claimants and perhaps 1250 named slaves. The slave values vary from a low of “No Claim” (0 value), to a high of 2000. Never have seen one of these.
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Enormous Listing of District of Columbia Emancipated Slaves

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