Sometime before July 13, 1706, William
Glover was elected as President of the Executive Council
and he took the reins of the North Carolina government after
Deputy Governor Thomas Cary was removed by the Lords Proprietors.
Thomas Cary seemed to accept his fate for a while, but by 1708,
he reasserted that he should be the head of the governement and
for two years there were competing leaders very active in attempting
While there are quite a few records of President William Glover's
Council, there are no extant records of any General Assemblies
that met during his tenure as the singular head of North Carolina's
government from 1706-1708.