Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 12:45pm

Encrypted message to Thomas Jefferson cracked

Posted by Jordan Erickson

Here’s a very interesting article about Thomas Jefferson and an encrypted message sent to him by his friend, mathematician Robert Patterson. Up until now, the coded message which was found deep in Jefferson’s private papers was unbroken – but in 1997, mathematician Lawren Smithline cracked it wide open. Read the full article here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124648494429082661.html

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