From the 17 October 1865 issue of The New York Times.

FROM WASHINGTON.

Special Dispatches to the New-York Times.

WASHINGTON, Monday, Oct. 16—9:30 P.M.

GEN. LEE TAKES THE AMNESTY OATH.

Among the amnesty oaths just filed at the State Department is that of ROBERT E. LEE, subscribed to on the 2d inst. That all the world may know what this man promises for the future, we give the oath entire. It is the same oath required from “any other man”:

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va., Oct. 2, 1865

I, ROBERT E. LEE, of Lexington, Va., do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the constitution of the United States, and the union of the States thereunder; and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves, so help me God.

(Signed) R. E. LEE.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 2d day of October, A.D., 1865.

CHAS. A. DAVIDSON,
Notary Public.