In a escravista society, the main protagonists were the slaves, the free and poor men. At the hands of them they had passed the gold and the precious rocks that had fed the finances of Portugal, and enriched on public agents the Crown in Brazil. If all the wealth, that fed the finances of Portugal and its public agents in Brazil, passed at the hands of the free and poor men, because these had not enriched? Because of the oppression of the treasury department and the laws that defended the interests of the Crown and local rulers. To show for population that the society was igualitria joust and, some religious festividades in the Captainship of Mines had been carried through. The preparation for the parties was enormous, the cities luxuriously were decorated and decorated for the religious festividades. The Chambers of the Metropolis and of the Colony esbanjavam money in these religious parties and finished being without money, for the expenses as conservation of roads, improvement of the condition of life for the population and other things more.
The religious yearnings in these parties they passed far, therefore, were in them that the populations of the city if found and if they communicated, therefore, was the great amusement of the people. The religious yearning, did not exist, what he was festejado in the truth was the success of the auriferous company. As that if at that moment, all had to the reach the precious metal, the gold. During the religious parties, it fell in the esquecimento, to the social differences and conflicts. The image of a rich and full society of good, manipulated for the pomp of the baroque parties, was in the truth a form to hide the poverty and the hunger that the mineradora society devastated.
Therefore the conditions to make richness, with the capitation of the precious metal, were almost impossible. This because, the treasury department, the taxation on the slaves, the purchase and maintenance of would escravaria, the expenses you did not quantify, this everything, in the end of the accounts the balance, was always negative. The more, the production of the gold increased more profit was extracted, for the Crown through the system fiscal. As it says the popular said one: ' ' From above one goes up and of low desce' '. Then the appearance of wealth, luxury and ostentation of the baroque parties was for hiding the poverty that was for backwards of a gold that in the truth alone existed for the Crown and the public agents in Brazil. In truth nothing escaped of system fiscal colonial, that by means of the treasury department, taxation on slaves and other things more, was the way that the Crown had to remove the gold, of the captainship. Thus generating a bigger poverty, disabling the colonist, to buy slaves, in a escravista society and this still more moved the poverty and the decay of the mining society. Making with that some people abandoned the Mines, in search of agriculture in other captainships. The biggest victim of the fiscal system of the Crown, was the son of the Mines, therefore they had been, without nothing of its, gold and diamonds, that were absorbed by the Portuguese sponge. Leaving them thus, in the misery, hungry and in the decay. The hunger, misery and the decay are equal to the increase of the unevenness of conditions of life of the men.