- I had sent a letter of introduction to Mr. Baguet, the Spanish consul, also to a German, the brother of a missionary at Constantinople, and a note to Mr. Ralli, the American consul, and had frequent visits from them, and long talks at the parlatoria through the grating. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)", John Lloyd Stephens.
- Outside the gate there was a general shaking of hands; the director, whom we had seen every day at a distance, was the first to greet us, and Mr. Baguet, the brother of the Spanish consul, who was waiting to receive me, welcomed me to Russia. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)", John Lloyd Stephens.