Governor Bellingham, John Wilson, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth go into a room with Hester and Pearl. They being to question Hester’s child raising abilities as a Christian. Dimmesdale defends Hester by saying that Pearl was sent by God and may be considered a blessing rather than a blight. Because of Dimmesdale’s kind words, Governor and John Wilson decide the Hester and Pearl are an appropriate combination and that they should not be separated. As they are leaving the mansion, Mistress Hibbins approaches Hester and invites her to a meeting of witches, Hester, however, declines.