Ah! Thank you.
I didn't name it though...left default
What am I not understanding here...
$Recordset1 = new WA_MySQLi_RS("Recordset1",$petitions,1)
I did name petitions the same as record set though...
$petitions = new WA_MySQLi_RS("petitions",$petitions,1);
but that part works on the index.php page (as opposed to index2.php test)