200 years later, a cryptic coded message to Thomas Jefferson is solved

Published on July 3rd, 2009 | by Admin

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For more than 200 years a mysterious coded message from Robert Patterson to President Jefferson was undeciphered…until now.

After about a week of working on the puzzle, the numerical key to Mr. Patterson’s cipher emerged — 13, 34, 57, 65, 22, 78, 49. Using that digital key, he was able to unfurl the cipher’s text:

“In Congress, July Fourth, one thousand seven hundred and seventy six. A declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. When in the course of human events…”

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