185 years ago today - Feb 14, 1835

[Oliver B. Huntington]

On the 14th of Feb. 1835, Joseph Smith said that "God had revealed to him that the coming of Christ would be within 56 years," which being added to 1835 shows that before 1891 and the 14th of Feb. "the Saviour of the world would make his appearance again upon the earth and the winding up scene take place." In connection with this event, was related by my brother Dimick Huntington, the fact that when Joseph and Hyrum Smith submitted in their feelings to consent to give themselves up to the state mob at Nauvoo Illinois, after they had passed the Mississippi River. Joseph said "if they shed my blood it shall shorten this work 10 years." That taken from 1891 would reduce the time to 1881 which if the true time within which the Saviour should come much must be crowded into 6 years. [10-1891=1881]

[Oliver B. Huntington, Autobiography II: 129 (Typescript, BYU Special Collections) quoted in The Last Days and December 1890 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ, y George D. Speer Sr., privately circulated]

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