Get your very own Thomas Jefferson decoder ring!

Actually, I just wanted you to read this article about a cipher found in Jefferson’s correspondence.  A Princeton mathematician has cracked it using a computer algorithm, and it’s pretty interesting stuff.

This is one sub-discipline of history I won’t be working in anytime soon, and anyone who’s seen my math scores on the GRE can attest to it.

Thanks to Neela Vaswani for pointing this out to me.  (I mean pointing out the article, not the fact that I can’t do math.)

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