No you don't. An intention to act cannot be the basis for a lawsuit unless you relied on it to your detriment. Further, an intention to make a gift does not form the basis of a binding contract.
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I haven't seen your "writing" but I suspect that it doesn't contain essential contract terms, but is merely a statement of his (unfulfilled) intention(s). You both should have visited a lawyer and reduced your agreement to a proper writing with all of the essential ingredients (including consideration). All you really have is what a judge I knew once used to call "happy talk." Sorry!
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The requirements of a valid contract need to be met. Here, it seems that your friend intended to give you something but we do not have a valid offer or even acceptance.
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