NYU's exhibit features over 150 items from the collection of Stuart Karu and includes documents, books, engravings, medallions, artificats, sculptures, and fine art pieces which provide an illuminating window into Franklin the man and the 18th century of enlightenment and convulsion.
Here is an interesting quote in a letter by Franklin to his diplomat colleague Arthur Lee:
"I hate Disputes, I am old, cannot have long to live, have much to do and no time for Snubbings and Rebukes without Reply to ascribe it to. The Honour and Success of our Mission, which could be hurt by our Quarelling, my Love of Peace, my Respect for your good Qualities, and my Pity for your Sick Mind,...If you do not cure yourself of this Temper, it will end in Insanity...God preserve you from so terrible an Evil."
It's a pity that we don't teach more about Franklin and Washington and their leadership qualities.