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5 out. Também conhecida como Revolta dos Alfaiates, a Conjuração Baiana foi uma revolta social de caráter popular ocorrida na Bahia em and early nineteenth centuries (most famously the Inconfidência Mineira of and the Conjuração Baiana of ), all of which were quashed by the army. Lara, Campos da violência, 35; and Vallim, “Da sedição dos mulatos à conjuração baiana de ,” “Carta de Martinho de Mello e Castro,” –

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Cipriano Barata himself was arrested, interrogated and finally absolved, but nonetheless only freed in It was during his time of approximately one month conjurwo Salvador, that the contacts occurred between Captain Larcher and the highest ranking authorities, such as the Captain General D.

That historic moment was marked by a dual question: Services on Demand Article. In first place, because they provide new information about the potentially operational dimensions of the francezia attributed to those involved in the conspiracy.

The confrontation between what appears in the Devassa and the information dispersed through fonjurao documentation with other origins provides consistent evidence of white men and landowners being involved in seditious activities in Bahia at the end of the eighteenth century.

Requests and needs of the inhabitants muskets with bayonets, the same for sabers, gunpowder the Government does not allow them to manufacture it and cannonballs of different calibers: Ruy’s logic is precise: For this reason it is possible to understand the geo-political, military and social obstacles that aborted this project on the French side.

This attitude in the negotiations helps understand how a few months later Larcher would be well received in Salvador, which he reached in Novembernow as a simple passenger on the Luso-Brazilian ship Boa Viagemcoming from Asia which he baiaba left without his vessel La Preneusehaving been expelled by the French slaveholding colonists, as has already been mentioned The letter also written in Lisbon to the Directorate of the French Republic about the same theme and dated 15 June almost two months after the Project and also transcribed 17798 has some interesting characteristics.

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Imprensa Oficial do Estado,p. The Project transcribed below, dated 24 April and sent from Lisbon to Paris, is to a certain extent self-explanatory, at least in relation to the invasion plans, in other words what the Bahian conspirators requested from French Republic and what they promised it in return through Captain Larcher. In the same period that the freedman Toussaint Louverture won the position of Governor General and head of the armed forces in Santa Dominica in the French Caribbean at the head of thousands of armed men, most of whom were also former slaves.


In other words, in the wake of the crisis caused by the French Revolution and the bsiana invasion of the Iberian peninsula by the French, both adopted antagonistic positions in relation to the two European powers. The means for the execution of this are easy and require little expenditure: Objections are often raised against the bbaiana designed plans that escape the most experienced eye: Ruy’s thesis is surprising in its daring.

In this way it can be seen how Captain Larcher, holding the important position of Head of Division in the French Navy, had glimpsed and tried to implement the extension of this revolutionary Grande Nation to Bahia, where he had arrived through unforeseen circumstances and had been welcomed by various groups and people.

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Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho the future Count of Linhares. Moreover, in the records of the Devassa there appears in a constant form, though inconsistent in relation to the evidence, the accusation that the Bahian conspirators wanted the entire “continent of Brazil” to rebel.

Requests and needs of the inhabitants. In the same Project can be noted the expectation that all of Brazil would, as a result of events in Bahia, also proclaim independence in a unified form, stating that “the other capitanias Brazil” would form “a free people”.

Moreover, Larcher appeared to have many motives for his suspicion, since he was abandoned in Lisbon without the support of the French authorities, as has already been mentioned.

Another point to be emphasized is that France, at least in the words of Captain Larcher, intended to exercise exclusivity of trade with Brazil, in substitution of the one exercised by Portugal, an aspect that appears in the two documents transcribed here, as will be see below. Le ministre de la Marine et des Colonies Vous aura sans doutte mis sous les yeux les Raisons qui me Retiement ici. It still remains to be known if this statement written by Larcher was just the fruit baiaana his own individual perception or if he picked it up from the Bahian conspirators.

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Precautions Political Reflections Objections are often raised against the best designed plans that escape cohjurao most experienced eye: Larcher’s time in the Bakana capital was painful and tense due to the developments of the Conmurao crisis caused by the French Revolution and its consequences, as can be seen in three other letters he wrote to his superiors Advantages for the trade of the French Republic that the state of its colonies makes even more precious.

Some of the occupations of those involved are specified ‘educated persons’, traders and soldiers conjudao, evidence that his contacts had been with sectors of local elites, as was most plausible.


Even though these re-readings have been slow to make their mark as points of reference for historians and in teaching material, for example, or precisely for this reason, the publication of these two documents is justifiable – which are until the present the most substantial in this sense. The initiative of this new message results from a mixture of reinforcement and insistence on the proposal, alongside the fear that the previous correspondence that gone astray and, though more subtly, the fear that the Minister of the Marine and the Colonies, Truguet, identified with the moderate Girondinist and even Monarchist wing of the Revolution had left the Project somewhere to gather dust In the fight that lasted four and half hours eight men were killed on the Luso-Brazilian side: After the violent confrontation and when the prey had been captured, including the armament and munitions, Larcher negotiated in a courteous manner with the defeated captain, giving him a safe conduct in relation to all other French vessels, asking them not to attack again the vessel, which allowed Santo Antonio de Polifemo to return to Bahia without being further attacked and with the survivors being freed Furthermore, it was actually on a Portuguese ship, Bom Jesusthat Larcher returned to Europe in Januarygetting stuck against his will in the Portuguese capital, lacking the resources to return to his native country.

On the one hand, Larcher found himself in the uncomfortable position of remaining in Lisbon at conujrao mercy of the negotiations full of alarmist rumors between the powers and under the vigilance of the Portuguese government, from whom he also received a proposal to come over to their side Means of Execution The means for the execution of this are easy and require little expenditure: The minister of the Marine and Colonies will have had you examine the reasons that keep me here.

The inhabitants invested with the rights of man clamor for their independence; they ask it from the French Republic and do not want it except from you. Immense resources guaranteed immediately to the French Republic. While Carnot from the Directorate, had a Jacobin background and would never agree with the Monarchists, Truguet, the Minister of the Marine, came from the Girondins, and in the future would serve the Restoration monarchy.