It is characteristic of the man that the exchequer should be the chief institution created in his reign.
He was incessantly on his legs in committee, and became a name for an opposition bandog who gave chancellors of the exchequer no peace.
His plans were foiled by the courage of Arminius and the inability of the Roman exchequer to pay a larger army.
The control of foreign policy, public works, the customs and the exchequer are in French hands, while the management of police, the collection of the direct taxes and the administration of justice between natives remain with the native government.
The speech of the chancellor of the exchequer, he said, must be answered " on the moment."