Antonia made a speech, which was interpreted by Bill Blount. He said that they knew, nothing about the Yankees, but that they live in this country and want to fight for it. They are willing to fight anywhere in the State, but unwilling to fight anywhere in the State, but unwilling to go out of it. They wanted aid in procuring authority from the Governor to raise an Indian company; with Indian officers, and a white man for commissary, to attend to their interests, etc. Houston Telegraph.
New-Orleans Commercial Bulletin - Apr 3, 1862