Code 2 solved with Declaration of Independence
In 1862. half crazy and half dead. Morriss passed the papers to James B Ward, then a prosperous and respected citizen of Lynchburg. Ward cracked Code No. 2. which turned out to be a substitution cipher based on the Declaration of Independence. It described the alleged treasure and said directions for finding it were in Code No 1 and that the next of kin of the adventurers were listed in No 3, in case the finder of the treasure should want to iook them up and ie it away .