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A101111 Second Beale cipher. 3
115, 73, 24, 818, 37, 52, 49, 17, 31, 62, 657, 22, 7, 15, 140, 47, 29, 107, 79, 84, 56, 238, 10, 26, 822, 5, 195, 308, 85, 52, 159, 136, 59, 210, 36, 9, 46, 316, 543, 122, 106, 95, 53, 58, 2, 42, 7, 35, 122, 53, 31, 82, 77, 250, 195, 56, 96, 118, 71, 140, 287, 28, 353, 37 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

REFERENCES

Simon Singh, The Code Book, The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, Fourth Estate, London 1999.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..64.

Beale Treasure Center, Beale Papers.

Lee Krystek, The Beale Cryptograms

EXAMPLE

In The Declaration of Independence of the USA, take the first letter of the a(n)-th word to get:

I HAVE DEPOSITED IN THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD ABOUT FOUR MILES FROM BUFORDS IN AN EXCAVATION OR VAULT SIX FEET BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES BELONGING JOINTLY TO THE PARTIES WHOSE NAMES ARE GIVEN IN NUMBER THREE HEREWITH.

THE FIRST DEPOSIT CONSISTED OF TEN HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN POUNDS (1014 lbs.) OF GOLD AND THIRTY EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWELVE POUNDS (3812 lbs.) OF SILVER, DEPOSITED NOV. EIGHTEEN NINETEEN.(NOV.1819)

THE SECOND WAS MADE DEC. EIGHTEEN TWENTY-ONE (DEC 1821) AND CONSISTED OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVEN POUNDS OF GOLD AND TWELVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT OF SILVER; ALSO JEWELS OBTAINED IN ST. LOUIS IN EXCHANGE TO SAVE TRANSPORTATION, AND VALUED AT THIRTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE ABOVE IS SECURELY PACKED IN IRON POTS WITH IRON COVERS. THE VAULT IS ROUGHLY LINED WITH STONE, AND THE VESSELS REST ON SOLID STONE, AND ARE COVERED WITH OTHERS.

PAPER NUMBER ONE DESCRIBES THE EXACT LOCALITY OF THE VAULT, SO THAT NO DIFFICULTY WILL BE HAD IN FINDING IT.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A101110, A101112.

Sequence in context: A200807 A084877 A060309 * A129823 A056035 A105993

Adjacent sequences:  A101108 A101109 A101110 * A101112 A101113 A101114

KEYWORD

fini,nonn

AUTHOR

Volker Schmitt (clamsi(AT)gmx.net), Dec 01 2004

STATUS

approved

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