The fate of Danzig and of Marienwerder dominated the negotiations over the German-Polish border. The German and Polish positions were far apart. Evidence of German attitudes came from General Hammerstein, the President of the German Armistice Commission. The relatively greater economic importance of Danzig to Poland than to Germany was not the only major consideration. Durability had to be sought in a situation where emotion was likely to prevail over reason and a sense of accommodation. Wilson presented the four projects to the Council of Four on April 1,2 comparing the idea of a free city with the Hanseatic towns of the Middle Ages. The Lloyd George-Wilson plan was then evidently submitted to a special committee consisting of Haskins, Headlam-Morley, and Tardieu, who reached agreement on Danzig and Marienwerder. Headlam-Morley suggested that the plebiscite in Marienwerder be dropped since the predominantly German population would undoubtedly vote decisively for union with East Prussia.