Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Piedras” in chapter 8 of Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States.:

...d, on April 6, 1830, absolutely forbidden the immigration of citizens of the United States, and was then trying to carry out its plan of arbitrary government in Texas. On the 22d of March, 1832, Colonel Piedras was commissioned to put the Cherokee families into individual possession of the lands they possessed ; so natural is it for despotism to ally itself with barbarism, and to seek to depress its intell...
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