A series known as the Commonwealth Exchequer Papers (formerly part of E 163). All the documents, except for a few post-Restoration additions, are of the Civil War and Interregnum period.
The series comprises warrants issued by Army committees and commanders on behalf of Parliament; the records of the Accounts Committee and of its local subsidiaries, whose accounts reached the Exchequer for audit; muster rolls, mostly for service in Ireland; military commanders' and garrison accounts; assessment and other contribution or loan accounts; papers of county sequestration committees; the surviving or gathered papers of smaller committees sitting in London, such as those for safety, wounded soldiers, petitions, arrears (a Common Council committee), wood, fuel, ammunitions, obstructions, Irish affairs, etc, as well as those for the Army, the King's (later the Public) Revenue, the Treason Trustees and the Trustees for the sale of Crown lands and good and fee farm rents and bishops' lands either deficient or scattered.
The Treasury commissioners and the committee for the maintenance of ministers (SP 22) are also represented, as are the commissioners for arrears (1662). Also included are many undated, fragmentary and sometimes fragile documents which have not been sorted.