"August 29, 1862."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 84, no. 43.
Paper wrappers in orange and black.
"This is an abbreviated version of John Lewis' 'Young Kate,' originally published by Harper & Brothers in 1844. The names of the principal characters, the Virginia merchant, his son, and his daughter, have been changed in the dime novel from Mr. Ballenger, William Ballenger, and Matilda Ballenger, to Edward Allen, Harry Allen, and Mattie Allen. The other characters remain the same. See more about this apparent plagiarism under 'John Lewis,' in Part III of this book."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 84, no. 43.
NIU Copy: Missing wrappers, frontispiece, and pages 115-117. Series inferred from information available in Johannsen.