primary source: sOLOMON WILLIAMS "advice to my daughters"
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Solomon Williams was a Congregationalist pastor in Lebanon, CT from 1722 until his death in 1776. As pastor at Lebanon, Williams rose to prominence as a theologian and engaged in extensive correspondence and debate with some of the most eminent minds of the day. He was one of the rare truly moderate New Lights during the Great Awakening: he managed to maintain the respect of George Whitefield, the famous evangelical. He married Mary Porter, also from Hadley, MA, in 1722. They had ten children, eight sons and two daughters.