Does Washington DC allow a tangible personal property memorandum?

Washington DC appears to allow a tangible personal property memorandum by incorporation by reference. Specifically, Vestry of St. John’s Parish v. Bostwich, 8 App. D.C. 452 (1896) states:

A memorandum to be incorporated into a Will by reference for distribution of tangibles must be in writing, in existence when the Will is executed and described in the Will, and stated to be in existence in the Will.


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