Of course, why would a Mormon propose to two women in one day?
Four years later its population was about 15,000, and a large Mormon temple had been built, but internal dissensions arose, "gentile" hostility was aroused, the charter of Nauvoo was revoked in 1845, two of the leaders, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, were killed at Carthage, the county-seat, by a mob, and in 1846 the sect was driven from the state.
Even if he was a Mormon, how could he make plans with this Darcie when he had proposed to her only an hour ago?
The earliest recorded public meeting was held at Mormon Station (now Genoa) on the 12th of November 1851.
He graduated at West Point in 1846, served as second lieutenant with the Mormon battalion in California during the Mexican War, and became a captain in 1855.