Anyway, even with a lot of "coincidences" we have, as long as we cant solve the Key problem, or find data about James Jopling, all of this will be considered as fake/hoax or
Stephan Long - "Soon afterwards he led the scientific contingent of the 1819 Yellowstone Expedition to explore the Missouri River." This event and small contingent of men made "national news" and yet a party of 30 leaving Bedford not once, but twice, didn't even make the local news despite everyone in town allegedly knowing the "universally known Beale" and also about his fantastical travels? Nobody who was alive in the area during the period ever recalled this man or his party or his fantastical adventures, never even breathed his name? Not a single word....lol No doubt that during this period in history such an adventure, especially twice, would have been absolutely "monumental news" to both the citizens and the government of this country. So where's all of the references? Fact is, there aren't any references at all and for good reason.......because it never happened!
How about the group of young men removing the stone on top of Sharp top on the Fourth of July 1820?
I'm just wondering.
If the party wanted to be anonymous, why would they bother saying to everyone they met on the road that they have gold and silver with them?
As if we want them to shout and be noticed which contradicts the purpose of them making the ciphers. It was as if we are looking for a solid proof that someone recorded or saw the Beale party because 1 guys there named Thomas J. Beale said they are carrying Gold and Silver that they will hide in Bedford.
If we could find even one data about this, then the party already failed of being anonymous from the start. Why make the ciphers and at the end you wanted people to know who you are and what you are bringing?
As for the "establish that something in the Beale Papers regarding Beale, the party, and the adventure is actually supported".
Why do we need to rely everything on the Beale Papers? It was picked apart by countless experts for how many years now, yet they still could not find a hint on how to solve the remaining ciphers. The best computers or programs already revealed that the message should not have a correct grammar, why insist that there should be a correct one?
As Albert Einstein said that...
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
And speaking of "anonymous".......thirty "American Men" showing up in Santa Fe in 1817/1821 isn't how they stay "anonymous." One of the biggest complaints De Onis had against the United States was in regards to all of the Americans who continued encroaching on Spanish territories, some of them even having been thrown in jail in Santa Fe. So very-very clearly, people who continue to buy into the details in the Beale Paper story clearly do not know their history on all fronts. The process of refining gold from the described region wasn't even available for another 40 years, the loss of gold using the existing refining processes that were available resulting in a 50 to 70% loss of the gold being refined. And I could go on and on but to no avail as you are obviously sold on this tale of fantastical treasure being true, even if you have to change every single detail in that story in order to make it so.