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If there is a mistake in the deed or an omission, then your recourse here is to have a "Deed of Correction" (DOC) drafted with the corrections made in it and then record it. A DOC can't change any material terms of the deed, like the parties, the price, etc. but is strictly for correcting clerical mistakes or omissions from the original deed.
So basically the deed is identical to the current deed, except whatever mistake or omission is corrected and it references the current deed and that it is strictly to correct an error or omission or clerical mistake.
However, all the parties to the current deed must also sign the deed of correction so you have to track down the seller and have them sign in front of a notary.
Any real estate attorney or title/closing company can prepare the DOC for you and help with getting it executed and recorded.
Was the original deed signed by "the public in general"?...probably not.... so only the other party would have to sign the deed.
But I am still not sure what your ultimate goal is here... If you can tell me what it is that you are trying to accomplish, I may be able to suggest a course of action that will get you there.
You asked how to modify language in a deed and I explained how.. You didn't mention any problem with a neighbor or that you are trying to get them to stop whatever they are doing..
If I don't have complete information about a situation, I can only answer what is asked...