MS Am 188 (363) (follows 97 red ) 100 77 88 ——//—— Of the The lieutenants, and marine officers of
marines and other off commissioned ^ gentlemen officers forming
the Captain Vere 's ^ staff it is not necessary here parti
to particularize, not nor not specially to mention
needs it to specialize the warr make special any
mention of any of the warrant-officers. But
among the petty -officers ^ was one who whom can not
be passed it as well who having much to do
with the story, claim attention may as well
be forthwith introduced. His portrait
I we essay, without presuming but shall never hit it. to hit it. This was
was John

John Claggart, the Master-at-arms. But
the titl that ^ sea- tittle may to some
most landsman seem somewhat
equivocal. Originally, doubtless
MS Am 188 (363) (follows 97 red ) 100 77 88 ——//—— Of the The lieutenants, and marine officers of
marines and other off commissioned ^ gentlemen officers forming
the Captain Vere 's ^ staff it is not necessary here parti
to particularize, not nor not specially to mention
needs it to specialize the warr make special any
mention of any of the warrant-officers. But
among the petty -officers ^ was one who whom can not
be passed it as well who having much to do
with the story, claim attention may as well
be forthwith introduced. His portrait
I we essay, without presuming but shall never hit it. to hit it. This was
was John

John Claggart, the Master-at-arms. But
the titl that ^ sea- tittle may to some
most landsman seem somewhat
equivocal. Originally, doubtless

Transcribed by: John Bryant