Tracts By Numbers: Tracts which were advertised and sold by number in The True Latter Day Saints' Herald starting in 1867. These were first advertised as "Tracts of Eight Pages" and "Tracts of Twelve Pages." In 1868 "Tracts of Four Pages" were advertised. By 1870 these tracts began to be numbered and several in the German and Danish language were also added. Each tract sold for $.03 to $.05 cents. By 1893 there were 44 numbered tracts advertised. A set of these could be purchased as a Bound Set Of Tracts for $.50. By 1901 there were 48 numbered tracts advertised.
Over the years new tracts were published utilizing previous numbers. By 1905 additional tracts were advertised numbered in the 200's, 300's, 400's and 600's. By the 1920's new tracts were added numbered in the 1200's.
No. 3 - Plural Marriage In America; A Critical Examination, 1903 (PDF) by Joseph Smith III 42 pages. Pamphlet on the origin of polygamy. Joseph Smith III states, "That, as the laws of God, found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the later revelations to the church, were given to constitute the rules of both faith and practice, upon which the church was to be built and perpetuated, as a consequence, God would not give to the church through Joseph Smith any commandment or rule of faith and practice which would conflict with the laws he had already given; or that would require the performance of any act by which those laws would be disregarded or broken."
No. 5 - The Latter Day Saints; Who Are They, 1903 (PDF) by T. W. Williams 24 page tract on the beliefs of the RLDS Church. T. W. Williams states, "The Latter Day Saints come to you with a divine message. Their position is either true or false. If true, you can not afford to ignore it. Solomon said, 'He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.' No man can afford to be ignorant when it is within his power to be informed correctly."
No. 5 - The Latter Day Saints; Who Are They, 1903 (PDF) by T. W. Williams 20 pages. Tract on the beliefs of the RLDS Church. T. W. Williams states, "The Latter Day Saints come to you with a divine message. Their position is either true or false. If true, you can not afford to ignore it. Solomon said, 'He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.' No man can afford to be ignorant when it is within his power to be informed correctly."
No. 43 Letters Of Oliver Cowdery, n.d.  (PDF) by Oliver Cowdery Letters taken from the Messenger And Advocate published in Kirtland, Ohio, USA in 1834-1835. Includes invaluable historical information for this time period. Includes 8 letters written by Oliver Cowdery to W. W. Phelps, and The Record of the Nephites. Published as Tract No. 43 by the RLDS Church. 40 numbered pages.
No. 48 One Wife Or Many, n.d.  (PDF) by Joseph Smith III 16 page tract by President Joseph Smith III of the RLDS Church. Covers such topics as "Is Marriage Of Divine Institution?," "Spiritual Evidences In Support Of The Foregoing Facts," "Evils Resulting From Polygamy," "The Lord Seeks A Righteous People," "Has The Object For Which This Law Was Given Been Attained?" and "Change To Plural Marriage." Also includes The Ministry Of Joseph's Sons by W. W. Blair.
No. 301 The Apostacy And The Restoration, n.d.  (PDF) by John W. Rushton 20 page tract by Apostle John W. Rushton of the RLDS Church. Brother Rushton states, "One of the most prolific sources of misunderstanding in regard to religion is the refusal to acknowledge that there has been a universal departure from the original gospel as taught by Christ. Most people are aware that such an event as the Reformation was the reactionary result of the great abuses which had obtained in the Roman Catholic Church; yet it seldom occurs to the minds of these people that to concede the need of a reformation is a tacit admission that an apostasy from the true gospel had taken place; otherwise the so-called reformation was not only unnecessary, but actually an evil."
No. 303 The Apostolic Office, 1908 (PDF) by Paul M. Hanson Tract by Paul M. Hanson of the RLDS Church. Headings include; the apostolic office, the calling of an apostle, qualifications of an apostle, the apostolic office was continued in the church, apostles were not the "foundation" of the church, Peter was not the "rock" upon which the church was built, and much more. 28 pages total.
No. 1161 Creed Making, n.d.  (PDF) by Isaac M. Smith 26 pages. Tract by I. M. Smith. He states, "the principle it teaches is applicable to every revelation that God has ever given to man, whether the revelation be long or short, whether it contains ten words or ten thousand words. Man has no right to add to nor take from anything that God has given-has no right to do so now, never did have the right to do so, and never will have. You will remember the text says: 'If any man shall add to,' or 'take from,' etc., nothing said about what God proposes to do in the premises; there is nothing said about whether he will give more revelations, or whether he will withhold them. Mind you, he places this restriction upon man, and leaves himself free to do as seemeth him good."
No. 1216 The Old Jerusalem Gospel Restored, n.d.  (PDF) by Arthur B. Phillips Twelve page tract published by the RLDS Church. Elder Phillips states, "While divers creeds and doctrines of men are being preached throughout the world, honest-hearted men and women everywhere are longing, and their souls yearning, for the truth as Jesus and his disciples taught it; and while they pant for a refreshing drink from the fountain of the 'water of life' at which disciples of olden time were so freely filled, their eager hearts are again and again disappointed by the mirage - seemingly so real - which the delusive theories of men present before them. To such this message is addressed with confidence, nay, with certainty, that if they will step out into the sunlight of God's love by obeying the gospel as taught by those whom he has sent to proclaim it, as found in his word, their hungry souls will be fed, and their drooping spirits refreshed by that heavenly power which the followers of Christ in ancient time enjoyed."
The Truth Teller: First publication of the Church of Christ (Temple Lot or "Hedrickite") movement. Advocated for a primitive organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Published at Bloomington, Illinois, USA and Independence, Missouri, USA. It was edited by Granville Hedrick, who was ordained as the Church's first leader in July 1863. Only two volumes were published.
The Truth Teller, vol. 2, 1868 (PDF)* edited by Granville Hedrick 32 pages. Published in Independence, Missouri, USA. Articles include, A Proclamation. Section 20, Lineal Priesthood, Section Twenty-Two, The Horse Found Fossil, Section Twenty-Three as well as several others. *This publication is provided due to its historical nature. Please read with caution as many ideas contained in the publication do not represent ideas or doctrine supported by LatterDayTruth.org.