University of Notre Dame

The Story of Notre Dame
Brother Aidan's Extracts


"Charter granted by state legislature for degrees in arts, sciences, literature, and learned professions, thru Honorable John Dougherty Defrees, member of the legislature.

"John was born November 8, 1810 at Sparta, Tennessee" NOTRE DAME ARCHIVES, January 15, 1844

‹— Brother Aidan's Extracts —›