In this country, the cases upon the subject of nuncupative wills are considerably numerous since the last civil war.
nuncupative wills must be proven within six months after they are reduced to writing.
A gift causa mortis may be made orally, while, with the exception of nuncupative wills, all wills must be in writing.
Upon this, Chancellor Kent observed: “I should hope to see one day a law that no nuncupative will should be valid in any case.”
When, and by whom must a nuncupative will be reduced to writing?
It is true that under certain exceptional circumstances a man may make what is known as a nuncupative will.
The will of the Minstrel of Paradise is a nuncupative one taken by his daughter, the great poet being blind.
Then he sat down, bent low to the desk, and wrote on a blank form the preamble of a nuncupative will.
Now let any man judge what a precious Legacy it is that he bequeaths by his nuncupative will to his friends in Tacitus.