&atKolics treated Kim. 7Ke\ fed Kim tKe besttasting
cornbread he ever had, he reported to his wife in a
letter. 7Ke\ clotKed Kim too. *arments were a scarce
commodit\ but one of tKe Sriests gaYe Kim a Àne
Barrow grew ever more ill with an intestinal ailment.
Probably, he should have remained bedridden
in St. Augustine, but instead he traveled 275 more
miles to &Karleston b\ canoe. 7Kere Ke sSent nearl\
three months convalescing under the care of an Englis
K nurse from Kis Kome region. 7Ken at long last
realizing he was incurably ill, he made a two-week
Sassage b\ scKooner to 3KiladelSKia. 7Ke 'icNinsons
traveled with him. When he arrived, the old evangelist
was much too sick to disembark, so his Quaker friends
came to visit him aboard the ship.
Barrow wished to go ashore, so the gathering of
Friends gingerly carried him to the house of a man
named 6amuel &arSenter. 7Kere on Kis deatKbed
Ke sSoNe ´7Ke /ord KatK answered m\ desire for ,
desired content, and that I might come to this place, to
lay my bones amongst you.” According to a Quaker
publication, he died on April 4, 1697, uttering his last
words ´*od is good still.µ
History has been quick to forget thousands lost on
tKe 7reasure &oast in tKe centuries of wooden sKiSs.
We have even lost their names. But because of yesteryear’s
interest in one man’s Via Dolorosa, one ship in a
Yast fleet of wrecNs comes down to us witK tKe names
of all onboard SreserYed. <ou can Ànd tKem in 'icNinson’s
little book. It is still in print today.
Barrow lived to see St. Augustine and its famous fortress, Castillo de San Marcos
However, neither he nor the castaways were allowed inside because they were British
and the Spaniards wanted to keep the interior of their new fortress a secret.
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