180 years ago today - Feb 8 1839

Liberty, Missouri. After Joseph Smith's failed escape attempt, local citizens gathered outside of Liberty Jail and threatened to kill him and his fellow inmates. Joseph prophesied that they would be kept safe.

[During the escape, six Mormons came to visit, foiling the attempt]

[BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith, http://byustudies.byu.edu]

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