He gave Ward the papers and told him that if he could carry out the original instructions, Morriss would split his share with Ward. Most likely, the And, it seems likely that signing B1 would have been part of a The purpose of the trip to Santa Fe was to hunt game. March 1 1819 Letters at Post Office New Orleans E. We do know one important fact: If Beale did sign cipher B1, it wasn't signed using the same exact key that was Beale and a party of 30 adventurers set out for Santa Fe. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. To recap, Thomas Beale and thirty other people excavated a massive treasure between 1819 and 1821. Mr. Morriss knew Beale's full name, Beale himself never gave his name in any of the papers addressed to Mr. Morriss. He wanted to be sure that no one was coming for the contents. The selection of 670 and 680 was strictly an arbitrary choice on the part Skip to content. These are the numbers for the first cipher. Recall that I said earlier that the anonymous author's choice to have 11 words come -->, A A B B C C C C D D constructing the original key to B2. Morriss waited not the 10 years but 23 years before opening the box. The men apparently knew each other for some time and hunted game together. 2 uses a (variant printing of) the United States Declaration of Independence as the key text. When Beale arrived, he organized the effort, hired some local Indians and they worked the mine for 18 months. In the box were two letters and three pages of numbers. The letters also stated that the numbers were codes. In (This assumption may be too from a person with Mr. Morriss' delegated authority. • Richard Sorge 's spy ring in Japan used a book cipher which the Japanese were unable to cryptanalyze even after capturing both Sorge and his radio operator / code clerk. In 1998, my colleague Mr. Jerry Watt observed that He stated that if he was not contacted within 10 years to open the box. He tried for years, in vain, to decipher the numbers. fact, it wouldn't matter where Beale's clerical error actually occurred between words 670 and 780, it matters only as TATAB. using the pseudo-key, the recovered letters contain a total of four errors, as follows: letter string AAAAB is recovered box to be recovered. They were to be out exploring for a few days. In mid-2014 J.L.P found the key to the Beale Cipher. The following is a reprint of "The Beale Papers" published in 1885 by J. Beale Cipher Decoded Menu. The first Beale cipher is 520 characters long and contains a whopping 299 unique symbols—an impossibly low rate of 1.74 repetitions per character. Did Beale go to these lengths? SORRY YOU HAVE REACHED RESTRICTED CONTENT Thomas J Beale. and 760 was fortunate, as word 60 was unaffected, thus ensuring that its initial letter remained letter The first Beale Cipher revealed the location of the vault. Thomas Jefferson Beale was six feet tall with black hair and dark eyes. If you happen to have a spare super computer laying around perhaps you could try your hand at cracking the code. developed a plan for the recovery of the locked box and it contents, sophisticated enough, so that it could be accomplished While The cryptic texts have captured the imagination and enthusiasm of avid cryptographers and treasure hunters ever since. A Review of BEALE TREASURE STORY by E. J. Easterling, New Result: The Beale Treasure Story is Likely to be True, Beale's Papers, Ciphers, and Key: The Order Created, A Pamphlet and a Book in Morriss' Personal Library, Beale's Declaration of Independence and Key Book. The said that they had been following a buffalo herd about 250 to 300 miles north of Santa Fe. They set out on May 19. Some of the men were getting bored waiting for spring to come and went out on their own in March. As mentioned earlier, we know from the Beale Papers that Beale All the members of the hunting party had agreed to this. Beale and the company had discussed where they could leave the details of their treasure so that any member of the party could retrieve their share at some future date. numbered words 680 and 690, or 690 and 700, or 700 and 710, or 710 and 720, or 720 and 730, or 730 and 740, or 740 and 750, Beale expected to be gone for two years. } In his letter of January 4th, Beale refers to the members in his party, saying " 71, 194, 38, 1701, 89, 76, 11, 83, 1629, 48, 94, 63, 132, 16, 111, 95, 84, 341, 975, 14, 40, 64, 27, 81, 139, 213, 63, 90, 1120, 8, 15, 3, 126, 2018, 40, 74, 758, 485, 604, 230, 436, 664, 582, 150, 251, 284, 308, 231, 124, 211, 486, 225, 401, 370, 11, 101, 305, 139, 189, 17, 33, 88, 208, 193, 145, 1, 94, 73, 416, 918, 263, 28, 500, 538, 356, 117, 136, 219, 27, 176, 130, 10, 460, 25, 485, 18, 436, 65, 84, 200, 283, 118, 320, 138, 36, 416, 280, 15, 71, 224, 961, 44, 16, 401, 39, 88, 61, 304, 12, 21, 24, 283, 134, 92, 63, 246, 486, 682, 7, 219, 184, 360, 780, 18, 64, 463, 474, 131, 160, 79, 73, 440, 95, 18, 64, 581, 34, 69, 128, 367, 460, 17, 81, 12, 103, 820, 62, 116, 97, 103, 862, 70, 60, 1317, 471, 540, 208, 121, 890, 346, 36, 150, 59, 568, 614, 13, 120, 63, 219, 812, 2160, 1780, 99, 35, 18, 21, 136, 872, 15, 28, 170, 88, 4, 30, 44, 112, 18, 147, 436, 195, 320, 37, 122, 113, 6, 140, 8, 120, 305, 42, 58, 461, 44, 106, 301, 13, 408, 680, 93, 86, 116, 530, 82, 568, 9, 102, 38, 416, 89, 71, 216, 728, 965, 818, 2, 38, 121, 195, 14, 326, 148, 234, 18, 55, 131, 234, 361, 824, 5, 81, 623, 48, 961, 19, 26, 33, 10, 1101, 365, 92, 88, 181, 275, 346, 201, 206, 86, 36, 219, 324, 829, 840, 64, 326, 19, 48, 122, 85, 216, 284, 919, 861, 326, 985, 233, 64, 68, 232, 431, 960, 50, 29, 81, 216, 321, 603, 14, 612, 81, 360, 36, 51, 62, 194, 78, 60, 200, 314, 676, 112, 4, 28, 18, 61, 136, 247, 819, 921, 1060, 464, 895, 10, 6, 66, 119, 38, 41, 49, 602, 423, 962, 302, 294, 875, 78, 14, 23, 111, 109, 62, 31, 501, 823, 216, 280, 34, 24, 150, 1000, 162, 286, 19, 21, 17, 340, 19, 242, 31, 86, 234, 140, 607, 115, 33, 191, 67, 104, 86, 52, 88, 16, 80, 121, 67, 95, 122, 216, 548, 96, 11, 201, 77, 364, 218, 65, 667, 890, 236, 154, 211, 10, 98, 34, 119, 56, 216, 119, 71, 218, 1164, 1496, 1817, 51, 39, 210, 36, 3, 19, 540, 232, 22, 141, 617, 84, 290, 80, 46, 207, 411, 150, 29, 38, 46, 172, 85, 194, 39, 261, 543, 897, 624, 18, 212, 416, 127, 931, 19, 4, 63, 96, 12, 101, 418, 16, 140, 230, 460, 538, 19, 27, 88, 612, 1431, 90, 716, 275, 74, 83, 11, 426, 89, 72, 84, 1300, 1706, 814, 221, 132, 40, 102, 34, 868, 975, 1101, 84, 16, 79, 23, 16, 81, 122, 324, 403, 912, 227, 936, 447, 55, 86, 34, 43, 212, 107, 96, 314, 264, 1065, 323, 428, 601, 203, 124, 95, 216, 814, 2906, 654, 820, 2, 301, 112, 176, 213, 71, 87, 96, 202, 35, 10, 2, 41, 17, 84, 221, 736, 820, 214, 11, 60, 760. Therefore, the best recovery of letters in the letter strings occurs when cipher Home; About; Contact; Post; Secret Documents; US Government Connections; Why This Info Has Been A Secret From 1819; Search. He had unusual strength and was a handsome man. To him, it seemed more likely that Beale had signed cipher No. On Monday, I posted the second installment. The Third Cipher. .table_d2e53 { border: 1px solid; 3)Only one of the three Beale Ciphers has been solved Beale Papers #2 (solved) The ‘author’ did have one success during his efforts to decipher the Beale Papers. Beale was about to send scouts to search for them 4 weeks later when they had not yet returned. The vault is roughly lined with stones and the vessels rest on solid stone and are covered with others. when Beale Cipher No. He ran a hotel and was known far and wide as an honest, trustworthy and well-disciplined man. Paper number one describes the exact locality of the vault so that no difficulty will be had in finding it.Â. or 750 and 760, or 760 and 770, or 770 and 780. Beale had a predilection for handling contingencies. The Beale ciphers are a set of three ciphers that are supposed to reveal the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels. The second was made December 1821 and consisted of nineteen hundred and seven pounds of gold and twelve hundred and eighty eight pounds of silver also jewels obtained in St. Louis in exchange for silver to save transportation and valued at thirteen thousand dollars. At this time he is working to complete the two decoded pages to a final draft. border-color: #000000; SORRY YOU HAVE REACHED RESTRICTED CONTENT Search. They related the story of the hunt, the mines, the treasure and the hiding of the treasure. Morriss never heard from anyone about the iron box again. Beale never reappeared, nor his associates, nor the man with the code key. border: 1px solid; There was much more visible where the man had found the rock. He emphasized to Morriss the importance of the iron box’s contents. words on the work sheets were marked off in groups of 10 words, and so Beale only had to number the groups to form a The During that time Morriss and Beale grew to know each other rather well. The letter was sent from St. Louis and said that Beale was on his way west to hunt buffalo and search for grizzlies. requiring him to create a completely new key. They camped one night in a little ravine and while gathering wood one of the men came back with a lump of rock in his hand. I shall address the issue of why Beale might have felt the need to sign One gave the information needed to find the treasure and the third listed the 30 owner’s beneficiaries. One listed the contents of the treasure. Beale again hired local Indians to help gather the valuables in the earth. He signed his communications only with his initials TJB. He found this code was based on the Declaration of Independence. The Second Cipher. He wouldn't have known that a simple clerical error of accidentally omitting a line of 10 letters in the original key would Beale Papers, Watt knew that Beale always signed his name using only his initials "TJB." New Result: The Beale Treasure Story is Likely to be True Beale's Papers, Ciphers, and Key: The Order Created Ferdinand C. Hutter, Anonymous Author Double Encipherment Explained How Cipher No. error. Over the years, people have speculated that … The Beale ciphers (or Beale Papers) are a set of three ciphertexts, one of which allegedly states the location of a buried treasure of gold, silver and jewels estimated to be worth over US$43 million as of January 2018. is recovered as AAABBCDLFF, and letter string ACBCDDE is recovered as ACBCDDL. Someone would bring the code to him in 1832, if required. the Beale Cypher Association (BCA), was fond of saying that when B1 is eventually decoded it may be found to say something This would usually bring forth a chuckle from BCA members. The Key to the Beale Ciphers has been found. width: 100%; But for now, suppose that after encrypting cipher B2 and after creating his letter Beale stayed at his hotel from January 1820 to March of that year. Naturally, he would want to sign using the key to cipher B2. On May 9, 1822, Morriss received a letter from Beale. could affect the decoded cipher B1. Yet, cipher number 95 in Beale cipher #2 is decoded as letter "U" not letter "I." More importantly, the word "beyond" between numbered words 670 and 680 in the pamphlet's DOI was arbitrary. Before he left in March of 1822 he gave Morriss a locked iron box. So naturally, he thought that the work sheets could be used as a pseudo-key, not Members Only; The be Beale’s Heir. That means that a second key would It is believed that the group travel together into a hostile environment and perished. with numbers 60 and 760. In the event that the giver dies, the people who have the Will shall retrieve the ciphers and decode the first cipher using the text that the clue refers to (the clue is usually something memorable like "The song we all sang together on the night your brother first went to sea" and each person who has the Will will know what song is being referred to). From his study of the Beale Papers, Watt knew that Beale always signed his … He instructed Morriss to keep the box safe until he returned. The above is securely packed in iron pots with iron covers. screw up things. The first was meant to locate the treasure. Only the second cipher has been solved. Moreover, the person reclaiming the box could be a over when the original key had been created. have to be used to sign B1. Source Of Image. Thus, the pseudo-key would permit Beale's signature ("TB") to be signed