During the War of 1812 he was active in equipping and arming the New York militia.
But the queen is said to have refused it, saying that the money would be better spent equipping a man-of-war.
In 1906 Alfred Beit bequeathed £200,000 towards the cost of erecting and equipping university buildings.
Chosen pope in April 1455, he was very anxious to organize a crusade against the Turks, and having sold many of his possessions, succeeded in equipping a fleet.
Stewart, John Jacob Astor, and other New York men, on the Union Defence Committee, which (from April 22, 1861, to April 30, 1862) co-operated with the municipal government in the raising and equipping of troops, and disbursed more than a million dollars for the relief of New York volunteers and their families.