A.On page 125, volume II of God Passes By, Shoghi Effendi writes "Colonel Sir Arnold Burroughs Cambell, the then British Consul-General in Baghdad, having felt the magnanimity of His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh, wrote a friendly letter to His Holiness and... proposed to him his sovereign government's acceptance to support His Holiness. In audience in His Holiness' presence, he committed himself to transmit any message that His Holiness might want to send to Queen Victoria. He even went as far as to say that he was prepared to arrange to settle him in India (British colony) or any other place His Holiness might wish..."
B.Page 27, vol. II of God Passes By reads: "Such issues as well as the respect extended towards His Holiness (Bahá) by the foreign consuls residing in Turkey, made the Ottoman Government determined to adopt a suppressive policy."'
C. "... The French Deputy Consul, who had been acquainted with His Holiness Baha’u’llah, secretly went to see him and held a private meeting for half an hour or less so that the agents would not find out about his intentions..." - Kavakeb-al-Dorieh, p. 381.