Publication of A.P. Sopova and A.S. Tumanova includes the letters from N.V. Shakhovskoy and D.F. Kobeko to A.F. Koni, which have been revealed in the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GA RF). The letters present the details of the process of drafting of the new Temporary Rules for periodicals of 24 November 1905 and contain information about the authors of the project and the peculiarities of the legislative process in the revolutionary crisis.