Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), was the United States Attorney General under President Jackson, as well as a U.S. Congressman, a lawyer, and a Union General in the Civil War. Benjamin Franklin Butler stated in an address delivered in 1834 at Alexandria, D.C.:
"He is truly happy, whatever may be his temporal condition, who can call God his Father in the full assurance of faith and hope. And amid all his trials, conflicts, and doubts, the feeblest Christian is still comparatively happy; because cheered by the hope... that the hour is coming when he shall be delivered from 'this body of sin and death' and in the vision of his Redeemer... and felicity of angels." - From an address delivered at Alexandria, D.C., 1834. Stephen Abbott Northrop, D.D., A Cloud of Witnesses (Portland, Oregon: American Heritage Ministries, 1987), p. 64-54.