Governor Bellingham kneels to address Pearl, Also the Governor and the other ministers discuss whether or not Hester should keep Pearl since she had committed her horrific sin. The Governor and the ministers in the end decided that it was best if Hester kept Pearl so that Hester could teach Pearl about her sin.
By renaming himself, Chillingworth has hid his past from everyone except Hester, whom he sworn to secrecy. He incorporates himself as a doctor in the soicety, and the town had very little medical care, so they welcomed him. The town referred to the doctor as a "leech," which was a common epithet for physicians at the time.
Soon, the tortured minister became Chllingworth's patient. Also Chillingworth was relentlessly seeking to find the secrets that Dimmesdale has hidden. Chillingworth makes Dimmesdale upset when he asks him about what really has him ill.