§ "Unto the Honourable the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled.
§ The humble petition of the Kirk Session of Carmyle United Free Church showeth that your petitioners view with alarm the proposals to raise Imperial revenue by the imposition of a tax on betting transactions, because the habit of betting and gambling is already very widespread, and is doing serious hurt to the well-being of the nation.
§ Because your petitioners believe that to raise revenue by such a tax would tend to root the harmful practice more deeply in the nation's life, your petitioners humbly pray your honourable House to reject the aforesaid proposals, and your petitioners will ever pray.
§ ROBERT BARR, Moderator.
§ W. A. TOED, Session Clerk."