THE END OF HENRY DUNSTER
THERE was increasing activity at the Press after it was moved with the Dunster and Glover families and the Glover belongings into the President's new house in the Harvard Yard. Soon there were further changes in the domestic situation, which left Mr. Dunster with only the two children of his first wife and what remained of their father's American properties, of the cares that he married into in 1641. These children were ten years older than when they left the Sutton rectory, old enough to notice what they saw and heard going on around them. One thing they can hardly have avoided thinking about as they grew up. Most of the things in the house had been familiar to them from earliest childhood, in memories that went back far beyond the entrance into their lives of a new father and the subsequent advent of another mother. Their baby brother David was joined by a little sister Dorothy in the winter of 1647 and there was a baby Henry in 1650. In this year John Glover was graduated from the College and departed to enter upon medical studies at Aberdeen. These studies were interrupted when he was summoned to London by the death of his grandmother. That her will was of interest to him is implied by a letter in which he informed his brother-in-law John Appleton, who had married Priscilla Glover in 1651, that he wished her to have his American property. That this in his opinion included the printery and that the gift was not outright is shown by the steps which he took subsequently to secure possession of the Glover belongings which had passed into Mr. Dunster's control.
In 1650 the General Court directed its committee to agree "with the president for the printing of the laws with all expedition." In 1654 the laws of each session were ordered to be delivered "unto the president, or printer, who shall forthwith make an impression thereof." It is not certain whether the President was thought of as an individual proprietor in these votes or as the head of the College. But there can be no doubt that in 1655/6 Steven Day and Samuel Green agreed in assuming that all the profits from the operation of the printing business had accrued