The Polish claims against Germany were presented to the Council of Ten on January 29, by Roman Dmowski, President of the Polish National Committee in Paris and one of the Polish plenipotentiaries. Arthur James Balfour, the Foreign Office, the General Staff had opposed a Polish Corridor and Poland’s acquisition of Danzig. General Le Rond, the French spokesman simply remarked that the French experts had been working on the basis of the same principles. Della Toretta and M. Otchiai announced their readiness to accept conclusions based upon the principles of the Anglo-American studies. Economically, the Germans could claim that the separation of East Prussia would cut the arteries of land-borne commerce between it and the rest of Germany, with resulting economic hardships. Woodrow Wilson agreed and proposed that the second report of the Commission on Polish Affairs be reserved for final examination in connection with subsequent boundary determinations affecting Germany.