From the Richmond Enquirer, 7/6/1861, p. 3, c. 4

PRESENTATION OF A FLAG. – The ladies of Maryland have made a beautiful flag of the Confederate States, and have sent it to this city for Capt. Clarke's Company of Maryland volunteers. The ceremonies of presentation took place at Camp Lee, the new Fair Grounds, on Wednesday evening, when President Davis, on behalf of the ladies of Maryland, presented it in an eloquent, touching and patriotic address, to the Company.

The flag is fabricated of the richest silk, has eleven full stars with one in embryo, the latter intended for the gallant but now suppressed State from which the volunteers come. We hope the flag presented under such circumstances will never trail in defeat, but that the Captain and his men may soon be able in their turn to present it to the ladies of Maryland, when it may wave in triumph over a free people.

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