The so-called “true bill” against Kerrick followed a decision by a separate grand jury the week before not to indict him.
The jury heard witnesses and returned the presentment, "Not a true bill."
"true bill against that 'ere," he said, then drew his head in again.
Why this, I fear, Ben, is a true bill against the poor Heathens.
If so, then it is probably a lie: if not, then probably it is a true bill.
The prisoner waived his right to a magisterial investigation, and on January 26, 1850, the Grand Jury returned a true bill.
The expression is now obsolete, “not a true bill,” “no bill,” being used.
If they find a 'true bill,' the case goes on; but if they 'throw it out,' the accused is at liberty to take his departure.
The same evidence which had before been given was now repeated, and a true bill was returned.
But to Mr. Grantley Berkeley, as foreman of the grand jury who found a true bill against me, I beg to draw your attention.