New York State Library, NYSL_SC19811_B1_F6_003
John Jay to Philip Schuyler suspending correspondence, writing in cypher, February 19, 1780.
What does John Jay mean when he refers to the ‘cypher’? “ …To do it the more effectually, wish you would send me a Plan and cypher you once showed me at Rhynebeck”….
Did General Schuyler have a successful military reputation during the Revolutionary War?
Why was correspondence suspended between General Schuyler and John Jay?
How was a cypher used to confuse the enemy and create diversion?
What does John Jay reference when he states the following, and why? “Your attention is not, so I am persuaded, so restrained to domestic objects and the pleasures or occupations of that retreat”….
Research the different spy codes created during the Revolutionary War. How did collected intelligence impact the outcome of the war? What is a cipher and how can it be used today in 21st century communication?
ELA: Develop a secret code. Write a letter in the code you developed.