Uncle Tom's Cabin Chapter 31
Tom soon learns of his master's nature when, on a ferry en route to Legree's plantation, Legree orders Tom to change his clothes into more coarse articles and rifles through his possessions. Legree steals the items he wants and throws the others--including artifacts from Eva--into the river. He finds Tom's hymn book and declares, "'I'm your church now!'" Chapter 31, pg. 336 He marches up and down the row of his new slaves chained together and demands them to look chipper. He shakes his fist at them and tells them it is so worn from "knocking down niggers."
The boat eventually stops, and the party disembarks.