President Young ... said the Book that John Saw in the Hands of the angel was the Book Containing the record of the Events of the Children of men upon this Earth. The scribes keep a record in Heaven of the acts of men as they transpire upon the Earth & they will be Judged out of the Books. The Beasts there spoken of By John were actual Beasts that were raised from the dead. A true Prophet speaks of things which are true. They do not prophesy falsly. "We shall see the Judgments of God poured out upon the wicked untill it will make us weep. He said many interesting things and the spirit & power of God was upon him.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]