The Funds dropped sharply, and Pitt ordered an official denial to sinister reports of a forthcoming raid by the press-gang.
"The press-gang's the best friend the Yankees has," said he a little sheepishly.
His yell, however, and the noise of the scuffle, were heard by those of the press-gang who were nearest to the scene of conflict.
I knew a press-gang was in the neighbourhood, but never thought of their coming our way.
The press-gang soon got possession of the likely mulatto for the service of his Britannic Majesty.
One or two of the press-gang, who had muskets, fired, but they were not good shots.
It was then in the middle of the American war, and a press-gang paid pretty frequent visits to the neighbouring sea-port town.
What about the press-gang, Eben—do you think they will know you again?
At London a third hand was lost, and Captain Johnston himself was seized by a press-gang.
Because I was afraid they would think I had something to do with the press-gang coming.