posted by Angela .
Abbott was orphaned at the age of five. For the next fifteen years his material needs were met by his Uncle Barton. On his 13th birthday, Abbot wrote Uncle Barton and promes to pay him $100 per mont as long as his Uncle lived. Abbott nver made any payments. Uncle Barton died ten months later. If Uncle Barton's estate sued Abbott for the amount of the promised payments, would Barton be able to recover the money?