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Despite sparse populations in the colonies, government was modeled on the English political system, including the use of borough representation. Borough representation persisted in the state through the early 19th century. Critics of borough representation presented a resolution to remove this from state politics at the Convention of 1835, defeated by a 73 to 50 vote.