a manifestation of intention to act or refrain from acting in a specified way, so made as to justify a promisee in understanding that a commitment has been made
Whom manifestation is addressed to
Person manifesting intent
where performance will benefit a person other than the promisee
Manifestation of Mutual Assent in jest
where all the parties to what would otherwise be a bargain manifest an intention that the transaction is not to be taken seriously, there is no such manifestation of assent to the exchange as is required.
17: Requirement of a Bargain
The formation of a contract requires a bargain in which there is a manifestation of mutual assent to the exchange and a consideration.
-whether or not there is a bargain, a contract may be formed under rules in 82-94