In the beginning of the chapter, they are in town for the procession of the new Governor’s inauguration. Hester explain to Pearl why everyone is there.
"Why, whats is this mother?"
Pearl asks her mother if that is the same man who was in the forest will be there too. But her mother Hester said yes, but he would not greed them and she must not go to him either.
“And will the minister be there?"
Towards the end of the chapter, the captain of the ship informs Hester that the towns doctor will go along with them. The practitioner goes by Roger Chillingworth.
"Have you another passenger?"
“They wait to see the procession pass,” said Hester. “For the Governor and the magistrates are to go by, and the ministers, and all the great people and good people, with the music, and the soldiers marching before them.” (pg.176)
“In the dark night-time, he calls us to him, and holds thy hand and mine, as when we stood with him on the scaffold yonder!...But here in the sunny day, and among all the people, he knows us not; nor must we know him! A strange, sad man is he, with his hand always over his heart!” (pg. 176)
“that this physician here—Chillingworth, he calls himself—is minded to try my cabin-fare with you? Ay, ay, you must have known it; for he tells me he is of your party, and a close friend to the gentleman you spoke of.." (pg.180-181)