Selected Prophecies of Joseph Smith
Joseph's Prophecy to Willard Richards

Joseph Smith's History

Dr. Richards' escape was miraculous; he being a very large man, and in the midst of a shower of balls, yet he stood unscathed, with the exception of a ball which grazed the tip end of the lower part of his left ear. His escape fulfilled literally a prophecy which Joseph made over a year previously, that the time would come that the balls would fly around him like hail, and he should see his friends fall on the right and on the left, but that there should not be a hole in his garment. (History of the Church, 6:619)

Joseph Smith

Willard, …you will stand where the balls will fly around you like hail and men will fall dead by your side, and …there never shall a ball injure you. (Recollection of Brigham Young, unpublished discourse of July 14, 1861, Church Archives; quoted in Truman G. Madsen, Joseph Smith the Prophet, p.123)