Columbus; presumably a dozen or further preachers accompanied him. In Española Buyl quibbled with Columbus over the crewmate's harsh treatment of the pioneers and the native peoples. Since he considered the situation relatively insolvable, Buyl left for Spain while Columbus was on an passage to Cuba and Jamaica. He arrived thereDec. 3, 1494. Indeed though nothing came of his assignment in America, Buyl hadn't lost the confidence of the king. At the end of the century, he spent three times in Rome acting as a special minister, at times for the king of Spain, at others as the representative of his superior, Francis of Paula. Nothing is known about the last times of his life.